People have asked how the Raised Bed is coming along. This:
As of Weds June 12th 2013
We have a blocked-off chimney running vertically within a wall of our kitchen, next to where I type this. A bird has fallen down it, doubtless a fledgling, and it's making piteous scrabbling sounds as it tries to escape. Plus the odd cawing sound something like the cat when it's trying to attract attention. Sad.
(By the way, it's not the cat: that animal is in its usual state of somnolence on the couch).