Today, I am riding with the Mughal Horsemen again, using Edwin M. Knowles Sylvan, a pussy willow and yellow pods design from 1934. Since the real Horsemen originated in the 15th century, I thought the least I could do was drink their namesake tea from a vintage cup. According to Melody Rose from Dave’s Garden, the weeping willow is native to Asia and featured in folk tales and art, and the origins are in China. That seems like a reason to be drinking Mughal Horseman tea from this cup if ever I had one.
Also in the news today, I have ordered my electric auger drill, and barring any more mishaps should be here by next Thursday. It is hard to say, since two presents I ordered have been stuck in Memphis for over 3 weeks, with one floating around on a tour of northwest Mississippi. Last check, finally left Memphis and went to Waterford (small town between here and Memphis), went back to Memphis and has now arrived in Clarksdale, where it eventually will have to go back to Memphis again in order to deliver to Oxford.
While I am indeed anxious to dig the holes for the wine bottle burying, I will do my best to be patient and work on preparation of the area. I will need to level the area for the firepit and have more sand and paving sand ready to go. I am not sure when the epiphany hit me that I did not have to dig all those holes by hand, and looked up the auger drill. Grandma would be excited, too.