in my `Garden'.

I have finally (with a great deal of assistance from the wizard) removed two horrid buckthorn stumps—little tiny things, less than a foot in diameter. Ugh! Next time, I'm paying somebody. But now I feel like I can finally start to make some real progress on the beds. I bought 20 or more packets of seeds to celebrate, at any rate.

But there are a few flowers here and there, in my back yard, which I hope to turn into a[t least the beginnings of a] real garden by this fall.