Stomach ich. I think it was just one plate too many of rice pilaf, at least I hope that's all it is.
Ate a slice of ginger, so we'll see if that calms things down.
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In other news, I took some pictures (big surprise!) of leaves (big surprise!) but this time they were all in one huge-mungous pile, and then Rachel and Mr. B jumped into them and swam around for a while before I ground them a second time with the mower and then aequitaslevitas
ground them a third time by picking them up with the lawn vac.
A couple cubic yards of finely ground leaf mulch now sits on the back bank, so it almost looks like it was planted on purpose!
I jest, partially - the area was destined for some bark mulch a couple years ago, but never high enough on the priority list to do. At first it was just a scattering of heaths and heathers, with bamboo sticks to mark their locations. After they got run over repeatedly (luckily not injuring anyone on the sticks!), we created a border out of locally available timber (i.e. fallen branches and small trees). Eventually, the area will be stone bordered and might someday see some of that bark mulch - at least until the heaths, heathers, and, now, native bearberries, have taken over and the yearly leavings of natural leaf fall proves enough.
In any case, I surrounded all the bearberries on the right side of the rock stairs with collars of leaf mulch in our first round of leaf pick-up; this time, I was able to surround the bearberries, the heath and heather, and the lavender on the left side and start filling in a bit more of the space on the right. One more leaf pick-up after the oaks finally let go should provide nicely to fill both those beds and provide some much-needed re-mulching around the foundation.
Anywho, I might get around to posting those shots later tonight or this weekend. =)