So my response was to spend money. On more fruit trees :-) *Shrug* What can you do, LOL? I bought another avocado (Reed) to replace the pollinator I lost to root rot a few months ago, two tropical low-chill pears, a table olive (because we love olives on our homemade pizzas) and a thornless youngberry. All the trees will be grown in bonsai bags inside pots, although don't ask me exactly where they are going to go! Where there's a will there's way, as they say, LOL.
In other news, I've given up on my sourdough starter for the moment. It got manky smelling so I tossed it and have reverted to the KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid) method of breadmaking - Farmgirl Fare's Beer Bread (in umpteen different cheese and herb variations - yum!):
and the ever-popular No Knead bread (although it's getting cold and finding somewhere warm enough to let it rise is becoming a challenge! I will be trying to top of the fridge this weekend). I also use beer to make my now-traditional Saturday night pizza dough, so guess what I am asking for for Mother's Day next month?! A beer making kit :-) Surely I can't stuff it up badly enough that it's no good for cooking with? LOL. I think you can also use it for making apple cider (and hence, apple cider vinegar), so that has to be a good thing too, although I doubt I'll ever grow enough apples on my dwarf bushes to provide anything more than eating quantities.
Anyway, it should be fun to muck around with the kit, if nothing else we can drown our post-PO worries a bit more cheaply ;-)