1. Due to an accidental purchase on Amazon, I am now the proud owner of a copy of Country Living, a gargantuan encyclopedia of all things country ranging from hatching chickens to candle making, driving a tractor to pinching a penny. I'm sure there's a recipe for biscuits and gravy in there, too.
2. I just finished The Reluctant Pilgrim by Enuma Okoro. I feel disciplined by this book as a worshipper and a writer. That's all I'll say for the time being.
3. I'm also looking at a couple of books I'm planning on digging into next gardening season (sorry for the sad pun): Vertical Gardening and the Square Foot Gardener. While cleaning up the garden today, I was going through the kind of inventory most gardeners go through at the end of the season, each item starting with the words, "Next year, I'm going to..." I had to laugh at myself when I pulled up my drip line, the one I was so proud of and the one that didn't work, only to find that I hadn't attached one of the lines to a water source. In fact, I'd put end plugs on both ends. Yeah. That was a good idea. I wonder if that Country Living book has an entry for this kind of mistake. No, wait. That's in that book Barely Alive in the Country. There's a big difference.
4. On Nora's reading list tonight: Pooh's Scavenger Hunt, Clifford and the Leaf Pile, and Read Me a Bible Story.