Okay, apparently August is all about food.
Thanks to a friend with an overabundance of cucumbers in his garden, Gus and I pickled 11 jars of cucumbers this morning. Only one jar contains pickles from our garden.
Gus took some of the smaller cucumbers and made some salt brine pickles (in the big jar) for eating over the next couple of weeks, while I focused on the long-term dill vinegar pickles. That should keep us happy for a while.