It was also time for take 2 on collecting walnuts. Last weekend J14 and I collected black walnuts. Unfortunately I didn't secure them well enough and by the time I got home from work Monday evening there were lots of VERY well fed squirrels in the neighborhood. V and I went foraging down the alley since our tree didn't have many left. A few people drove by and gave us odd looks but, oh well, that's their problem. These have been MUCH better secured against squirrel losses.
In other news, I think V has maybe decided that I'm not totally insane for my 'new depression era fears'- stocking up on supplies. Two weeks ago he was laughing at me that I was worried about any of this. Yesterday while we were at Menard's (for something else) he didn't bat an eye when I mentioned that I wanted to get a storage tote to keep supplies on the pantry shelves in the basement. He even suggested that I get two- one for sugar and such on the shelves and another to keep an extra 10 lbs of flour in the freezer. And, yes, it will fit in the freezer. It's amazing what will fit after it's been cleaned and organized. ; )
Peace, here's to better days tomorrow.