The back steps finally got done, after I finally got some more concrete chunks to put in for the patio - so I'd know how far down the steps needed to go!
The entire almond harvest... still, they say that almonds don't grow here at all, and I didn't water the tree once. Next year, we'll treat the tree right, and see what we get!
I was losing my corn and squash to gophers, so I just gave up and dug up the whole garden trying to find them and put in traps. I had put down 'hardware cloth' aka 1/4in screen, and when I got down to the bottom, I was able to see all their tunnels under the screen. They managed to find a hole where it overlapped, and got up into the good dirt.