Two of my kids live in the East Lansing area.
One was working at the time. The other sheltered-in-place.
Weening myself from carrying my phone
Belladonna informed me that I failed to meet her expectations in terms of her being able to get a hold of me.
Even when I am carrying my phone I have been having connectivity issues. I don't know if it is the phone, the operating system or Trac Fone cutting costs. It appears that the phone connects to the cell towers when I am moving but drops out when I am stationary and calls go directly to Voice Mail.
I made a field-trip to a nearby city and did a survey of some community gardens.
One of the sites had an abundance of mulberries growing through the chain-link fence on the east side of the garden. They would be good candidates for grafting to Illinois Everbearing Mulberry. Otherwise, they should probably be removed because they shade the garden and the pollen from male mulberries contributes to hay fever.
The parking lot at the other site had been landscaped with Bradford Flowering Pears and they are candidates for grafting over to edible pears...at least the ones that are in the corners of the lot where folks rarely park. Some people believe that BFP "taints" the scion variety and the fruit will be inedible. However, it is a commonly used rootstock for edible pears world-wide. My thinking is that if it is there and growing well, "Saddle-up, cowboy and ride that pony!"
Oh, and today is Valentine's day. Mrs ERJ had a thing or two to say about how I am spending my time today.
Give your sweetheart a hug-and-a-kiss.