It's that time of year again. Figs. There are hundreds of them, and I can only pick a small fraction because the tree is so huge. The chickens gorge on what falls from the upper branches. Squirrels and birds come from all over the neighborhood to feast. We've been getting a good bit of rain this month and it has really brought them on. A second wave will probably ripen next month as well. I bought a food dehydrator in honor of the occasion. It was just 20$ at Aldi. Seems to be working just fine so far. I'm drying figs and some cayenne peppers today.
AF found me again this month. I'm trying not to stress about it, and adopt a "let it happen whenever" mentality. It's hard though. I've almost decided at this point, it might just be better to wait. I feel so conflicted and confused about the whole situation. J. wants to keep trying for a few more months. He doesn't seem especially worried one way or the other, at least not when we've talked about it.