“… Neil Young is back in the ditch  … some thought Young’s best work was behind him …”
Which is always funny to hear because this was the same story repeated through the 70’s prior to Rust Never Sleeps, the 80’s before Freedom and 00’s with Prairie Wind.
“… the black electric Gibson Les Paul he purchased …” 
Young picked up “Old Black” in a (non-cash) swap with Jim Messina for a Gretsch 6120 in 1969  most likely January 1969 recording his first solo album. 
How many people bought the “Album” instead of the disc? 
I’m having a mid-winter, midnight feast because I found a way to capture summer in a bottle.
I got a bumper crop this year which yielded over 100 pieces of fruit from my 2 trees. So what’s one to do? Lemon butter. So I spent a quick hour preparing some of this years lemon crop to make some lemon butter. I just wanted to do a test batch before I try processing all the fruit.
The only real modification I made was to add the grated peel to the lemon mixture. This is an intentional addition to cut the sweetness and add some slight texture and yielded about 2/3 of a jar. I’ll adjust the recipe to 4 lemons to fill a jar. Not a bad result for an hours work.