The first unannounced arrival was Valentine, my neighbor's donkey, who either jumped the fence or came through a bent gate. I discovered her out behind the garden on my way to milk, and so could only leave a phone message that Valentine had come calling. That's not being a good hostess, but I didn't have time to break out the cookies and milk just then. Valentine would have to learn that at this time of year, the grass isn't greener anywhere. (Owner later retrieved escapee and fixed gate.)
Joel did a drive-by later and brought some of his home-canned fruits and tomatoes. He makes the best applesauce! (Joel did come in.)
With all this company, it's a good thing I dusted!