Supper is in progress: a meat curry (I forget if the stew meat is lamb or goat), a potato curry, and a berry cobbler. The berries are currently macerating in a bowl. I think they're mulberries and black raspberries but honestly I just kinda grabbed dark berries out of the freezer. They all blend well with each other anyhow.
my_partner_doug mowed around the wellcap and helped me trim the honeysuckle hedge away from it. I cleaned up the fringe of grass with the grass shears. This process revealed a small snake, which I moved out of the way so it wouldn't get stepped on or sliced by the grass shears. I like snakes. I was busy so I didn't take a close look for ID beyond "small constrictor: harmless & beneficial." Looking at a few online references, I suspect it is probably a western fox snake or great plains rat snake.