After a couple of days delay due to rain and my general laziness we’ve finally wrapped up the Great Yard Upheaval of 2005. Mary and I stripped off the top layer of grass a couple days ago and finished turning over the soil this morning. We spread fetilizer and some fancy looking grass seed, raked it under, hosed it down and vowed never to do this again (or at least I did as I battered our poor, nonfunctioning sprinkler against the sidewalk).
I saw a robin repeatedly swooping down on a squirel this morning while we were working. It squawked angrily a few times and chased the squirel as a ran along our fence. Bizarre.