We had a bit of a storm last evening. A lot of the leaves blew off the river birch I have in the back yard, it's not doing to well. I live on a large shale hill. I have about 3 - 4 inches of topsoil before you hit the shale. Other tress, maples, and the ginkgo have taproots that handle shale. While river birch trees can live to be 75 years old, according to what I've been reading, many barely survive 20 years. Mine are about 14 years old. I should have done my research and picked something much more hardy.
The Idiot Jerk's racism is picking up steam. This was predictable. He's down in the polls. The economy hasn't stabilized. That was supposed to be his ticket to re-election. States reopened, people going back to their jobs, unemployment dropping... But then infections started going through the roof because... well, Republican politicians are more interested in the economy then human life. They've always been a greedy bunch. Not that I don't like money, but Democrats in general have a much clearer perspective on income. Republicans, on the other hand, can never have enough. That's why Florida reopened so fast. It was all about the money. And now they're starting to shut down... again, which does not bode well for his convention. Right now they're saying it's too soon to tell if Jacksonville will even be close to being ready for the onslaught of a full convention. I'm betting there are going to be some serious restrictions if it happens at all... and then we'll get to see the Idiot Jerk throw another shit fit. Senator Chuck Grassley has already said he'll be a "no show." He is just the first. Ooops.
I have lots of flowers on my cucumber plants, but I've yet to see any baby pickles. I do have tomatoes. No peppers yet. Oh, and my dahlias are beginning to bloom.
I picked up 50 lbs of gravel for the tank yesterday. I'll pick up another 25 today. And start assembling .