Thanks for all the kind words and support.
I got the engine base weldment ordered up for the Mighty Mac this morning.
Credit for the Scareho name goes to my co worker Meff in Plano, TX who accompanies us on our "garden tours" via FaceTime a couiple of times a week. Our original scarecrow was an effigy of him. ha ha ha.
The torrential rains washed some of the dirt out of the DownEast 12's holes. Mrs WillD just went to Agway to get some more ProMix to mix with some more dirt and fill them back in better. I committed the cardinal sin of adding the ProMix to the holes dry. DUH!