Ida barreled through, giving us some wind and lots of rain, but all is well here.
Some of the transplants I was growing under the magnolia tree for our fall garden got pounded pretty badly, and some of the beans out in the garden don’t look too hot, but we got off lightly. New Orleans looks like a mess – tough times over there, and our hearts go out to everyone.
The rain did hold back our YouTube filming this weekend. We spent Friday putting in poles for a grape vineyard, then the rains came and kept us from running the wires for the grapes. I hope to get that done in the next couple of days.
I’ve been hitting the gym regularly since March of this year and deliberately putting on muscle bulk. Moving those huge poles was a good test and it felt awesome to throw them around.
On Friday evening I was a guest at The Black Sheep Summit and had a good time participating in their evening panel discussion of cryptos, self-sufficiency, technology and some of the scary stuff that may be coming down the pike.
In other news, my brother Brian and his family closed on their new homestead in rural Virginia and were able to get moved in. He’ll have some great videos coming soon.
On Saturday I got the final draft of Waterwise Gardening (Revised and Expanded 2nd Edition) from Steve Solomon and have started getting it ready for print. Good Books is fortunate to have him on board – the book is going to be life-changing for many people. We hope to release it in the fall.
I also got a new song written and roughed in that I’m very happy with. Once the final recording is done, we’re going to film a music video and release it on the David The Good Tunes channel. I have it storyboarded out already, and it should be a work of art. At least, that’s the goal.
Also, unrelated, I love this song and have been listening to it again this week:
This evening the rain finally stopped and Rachel and I filmed a video comparing annuals and perennials. She filmed it on the USSR-made 44-2 Helios lens, which is her new favorite. I should have that up on YouTube tomorrow morning. See you at the premiere.