Uncle Jeff gave Lydia an early birthday present:
17 volumes of the Animal Life Encyclopedia! Each book is crazy big, and Lydia has already started researching numbats. She was thrilled to see one on the cover of volume 12. She was thoroughly disgusted when she couldn't find much information about numbats at our library, and information on the internet has been pretty sparse, as well. Fortunately, Nathaniel just bought another book shelf, so it will be anchored to Lydia's wall for her growing book collection.
And Gyunay wanted his picture taken, too. Ignore the laundry.
I had a nice time planting in the newest garden area, where the treehouse used to be. I planted 4 blueberry plants and 2 rhubarb crowns here. I plan to put a fruit or nut tree in the middle, and the area to the right (currently covered in cardboard) will have some other plants, too. I'm debating about how to protect the area from deer, since it is outside the fence.