I forgot to mention that I built a fence last weekend. It only spans about 12 feet from the side of the house to the retaining wall dividing us from our slightly-uphill neighbor. I’ve still got to cut a gate into it. Hopefully, I can pull that off. [I pulled it off. See below.] Then, maybe next weekend I’ll get the other side of the house fenced. That’s just a 9 foot section between a neighbor’s existing fence and the back corner wall of our house. This is all just to keep the neighbor kids and dogs from using our yard as a shortcut. There’s a quasi garden wire type fence now, which is enough to keep a pug in, but not much else. A real fence will ruin the pugs’ view of the street, so maybe they’ll have less to bark at.
As to the garden, several seedlings (germinating in dixie cups indoors) are really coming along now. We might plant some of them in the garden this weekend. Which reminds me, I’ve got to check and see how the already-planted plants did with the past two nights’ frost.