Today’s todo list included one random errand: picking up some chickens for a friend. They huddled in the box until I persuaded them the fresh grass was tasty.

Our builder made a custom stand to hold this awesome sink we found at a salvage shop.

large corner sink on a table with shelf below made of slats on diagonal

It has taken a long time, but we are starting to see the pieces of our house remodel come together.

kitchen with subfloor and bare walls showingkitchen with tile and cabinets showing

The fence in the background behind this rhododendron needs repairs. (Also: turns out I did catch a blurry bee here, too.)

Moving day is never fun. I imagine this is true even for ants. It helps to have a large community of support pitching in.

large swarm of ants in two clusters between paving stones

Construction sites are no place to find tranquility. It must be created instead. (Not shown: sounds of saws, drills, hammers and vacuum cleaners.)

large window showing blue sky with light falling on spalted beech flooring

I didn’t think there was anything maroon in our garden, but then I spied this.

This pot is not for food. I used it for mixing and heating some specialized construction materials. Then it got overspray from painting. Then dust from sheetrock. Now sitting on the floor in the basement utility room.

Rhododendron bushes are in bloom here. Not shown are the bees happily visiting each flower. They moved too fast for me to photograph them.