Another full day in the yard. Very tired. Finally completed preparation of the front walk area: finished weeding, brought the last of the compost up, broke up the last of the dirt clods, distributed soil. Got distracted under the quince and instead of moving back to the snag area, weeded some more. After lunch, continued work by the snag. At one point, I was joined by a sapsucker. Pulled some blackberries and am feeling encouraged that they aren’t going to be so bad…fairly shallow roots on these since the soil is better than elsewhere in the yard. Went out for dinner with Marilyn to celebrate her completion of the script. Shrimp tempura and spicy tuna rolls at Fuji.