DH asked why did you leave a swathe in the field? I told him that is my birds, bee, and butterfly habitat. The bazillion bees and butterflies in that small area I left will help fertilize my flowers, our vegetables and berries. It also provides an area for the birds to forage for insects while I was mowing the purple martins were dive bombing the tractor eating the bugs and mosquitoes rising from the grass.
I have been working on quilting my quilt, but again I am having some challenges with my machine. Sheesh anytime I have a deadline it acts up.