It appears in the busy period that is rural spring, I seem to have blown right past the six month mark of being here, caught up with things like taming my field, returning to the office, crew practice, and release of a new Zelda game.
In keeping with my “aim small, miss small” philosophy, I have scraped out a small plot - three rows of about ten feet, and planted a vegetable garden. The goal isn’t to harvest, but rather to learn the tips and rhythms to make a garden prosper in the future.
My vinyl record app is still progressing, albeit not as quickly as I’d like given how crew and Zelda have swamped my free time of late. I did manage on a very nice set of initial data, and have massaged that into a workable database of some 4.5 million vinyl records. Now I’m setting up the various views for navigating the collection so that users can add a record without having to add it to the database first.
The tail half of May is not leaving a lot of time to get project work done - with 6 hours of crew each week, Product Fest next week, and an offroading trip up into the mountains planned. But June will hopefully be slower. That’s about when the Virginia heat will drift towards oppressive especially with a new El Nino cycle starting.
After a year of occupying my dining room table, I've started a new herb garden on my front porch.
I suffered from, and learned to fix, a tire that unseated itself on my lawn tractor. It's certainly a mindset shift, but I've been accruing quite a few practical skills and a non-trivial amount of tools, since moving to the farm.
Mayonnaise has been learning too. He's an exceptionally food motivated dog, but he's learning some table manners (even if he really just wants some dang tots).