I finished the third (and fourth) levels of the pond – to 3-1/2 feet deep, and smoothed the excavated dirt mounds into something approaching planting beds, though I know they’re all clay – they desperately need organic matter before I can really grow anything there (though the weeds don’t seem to mind). Also for the pond, we received an impromptu donation of rocks from the contractors deconstructing our park – they gave us all the rocks they unearthed – a couple of tons, at least. They would have had to pay to have them hauled away, otherwise. We’re happy to have them.

The weather is hot, but not too hot, humid, but not too humid, but still no rain. In the evening, the sky burns.