This wood chip pile and the associated projects and schemes are really draining my energy. It's positive, because we can see progress being made, but I can't find time to write due to all the physical work.
The short summary is we are trying to build irrigation trenches to match the fruit trees and vegetable gardens. It involves configuring gutter downspouts to match the trenches (we plan to irrigate with roof runoff), figuring out how to avoid the buried gas line in our yard, and figuring out exactly where trees and vegetable beds will go. Oh, and getting the giant mulch pile out of the front yards one way or another.
And it is not helpful that whenever I sit to write, the cats come clambering onto my lap, ten claws supporting 10 or 17 pounds. One of them barfed on my base design plan yesterday, so I had to remake that this morning. And the house is an atrocious mess in general.
here's the summary. It's all moving too fast to document, but I will have to find a room with no cats (does such thing exist) and some time (does that exist either) to write it all down.