Even when it feels like a million different things are going on at once, slowly,
The reality is I can only do one thing at a time. And for the most part I am focused on one thing at a time as a mental health measure.
Plumbing has been the focus for a while now. The long distraction of the two walls was plumbing related after all.
That is it, the entire system as it exists under the cozy cabin put back together to remove the leaks. Of course the other half is inside. I somehow did not glue one piece and it still leaks. I almost made it. Fortunately it is easy to disassemble because the coupling used in the repair above it screws on and off. I would have a picture of it, not that anyone would really find it that interesting, but the flash on my camera after a series of explosions has finally died and the picture was too dark.
One more bit of glue inside on a fitting and the drain lines and vent stacks will be leak free.
It is almost time for the big tomatoes to start ripening. I have picked the first of the Juliet tomatoes, a grape tomato. One site called them a saladette tomato. It is small like a cherry tomato, but elongated like a paste tomato.
The sweet corn is coming. I was told and then read recently that squash was a good thing to plant around the corn to deter the raccoons because they don't like the prickly hairs on the squash. It just so happens by chance some zucchini ended up planted on both ends of the corn. It is not surrounded by squash though. I know the raccoon is here. I have seen the evidence deposited in several places. This point in the corns life is so nerve wracking.
After a springtime of seedling predation, the third time with styrofoam cups around the seeds managed to get the cucumbers large enough to become unpalatable to the grasshoppers. Finally, this late in the season the cucumbers are beginning to cuke. Now if the wilt just leaves them alone.
No matter what there will always be plenty of the flowers. We may lose some of them and never know it.
The Echinacea are making their appearance. I of course will need them grouped in single locations instead of scattered about. That way I can focus on them as their own species.