An armload of new books from the library, then a long wander through Costco where we found two new comfy chairs to replace our aging sofa. Getting the chairs home from the store was far easier than figuring out how to get the 34-year-old sofa out the front door and into the bed of our even older GMC pickup, but we finally managed it. It was sad to see it go, but I love how the new chairs open up space in the living room.
After dinner and before the light faded, I pulled on boots and walked the pastures, checking on the blackberries and orchard trees. It will be hard to find berries this year, but the pear and plum and apple trees are loaded with fruit.