No reason to be bored! Life offered us a workshop in well pumps when the Monastery pump came to the end of its life. We are blessed to have knowledgeable neighbors who came down to help us bring up the old pump and sink the new one—by hand!
It was a grand celebration when the new pump was installed and we walked to the highest point on the property, to the 5,000-gallon holding tank, to hear the water pouring in. The holding tank gravity-feeds back to supply the main Monastery building with water. The exquisite view atop the tank was a treat as well.
We have some new residents: a family of 12 turkeys. They come each morning to drink in the courtyard stream.
Tiny frog season is here. It's a wonderful mindfulness activity to keep an expanded awareness of who might be below you, such as this little fellow—no larger than the width of the tile grout.
The day's garden harvest, ready to be cooked for lunch.
Potatoes are growing heartily for the first time in the Monastery garden. These boxes are used to "hill" the potatoes as they grow.