Not long ago, someone asked me what it's like programming, to not have a physical product at the end of the day. It only becomes "real" for most people when there's something to show off, and even then it's not something you can hold. That's why I like pursuing other hobbies that engage the senses.
Last year was the first time we really tried to put in a garden. I did no reading at all, bought some “top soil” from Lowe’s, tilled a corner of the yard tucked behind the garage under a tree and… yeah. It didn’t do great. Go figure. This