Today, finally, the last of the snow melted away. The sun came out, and it was about sixty degrees. Time to till the garden. Thank God for tool rental. The gasoline tiller does in less than an hour what it would take me three weeks to do by hand. And since you only need a tiller once a year, being able to pick one up at the rental center down the street allows you to avoid maintenance, storage, etc, etc, etc. So I spent the afternoon spreading manure, tilling it in, resetting the edger blocks, and so forth.
Then, later that night, when I let the dog out to pee, she started barking at something in the darkness. I know it’s that giant rabbit with the bent ear. He was watching me the whole time I was working in the garden, and he’s just waiting, patiently waiting, for his chance at my lettuce. I know he’s out there. I can feel it.