We'll be working on The Wilderness (again!) this week. The wild mustard needs to be mucked out of the front yard, the scratchy weeds need to be dug out of the back yard, and everything needs to be leveled and smoothed and debris-free. I'm making yet another vow to finish off the chicken plucker, because there's about a flock-and-a-half that needs to visit freezer camp very soon. There are also various bird shelters to be put up and sound-proofing to be explored because suburbanites really don't appreciate rooster-sounds at 4 a.m. -- can't blame them there.