The wonderful rains we've had has meant everything has exploded in growth. Including the grass and weeds. Today, I decided to break out the weed trimmer and get around some areas before mowing. In progress, I figured I would keep trimming some other areas. Just the rougher areas, I told myself. I'll do the rest … Continue reading Just a trim…
Before we converted the big aquarium into a greenhouse, it was used to store our collection of baskets. They got moved to the top of the piano, and ended up just staying there. This is partly why. The cats discovered they fit perfectly, as Big Rig is demonstrating in the most adorable way. This is … Continue reading The cuteness..
You just have to love how quickly things change, day by day! The first ornamental poppies started blooming this morning. They have had bulbs for a while now, and then this morning, two of them exploded into full bloom. 🙂 I was looking at the garlic yesterday evening, and seeing what might, possibly, could be, … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: three firsts, this morning!
It was a hot and windy day today, and my younger daughter and I ended up making a quick run into town, but we did get some decent progress in the garden. My older daughter braved the hottest part of the day and added more soil to the 15 summer squash mounds. I waited until … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: today’s progress
I wanted to share some photos from this morning's rounds, but first, some photos from last night. May I introduce you to, The Three Croissants. Nicco, Beep Beep and Susan, all nestled together! Can they get any cuter? 😀 While putting things away for the evening, I noticed my mother's lilies had started to bloom. … Continue reading Just some stuff. 🙂
Part of my morning rounds has been to check the garden beds for deer (or other critter) damage. Since we lost several Mongolian Giant sunflower transplants, there has not appeared to be any more damage in that area. In the main garden beds, there has been little more than a few spinach that the row … Continue reading Captured!
Today, I built what should be the last garden bed for the year. This one is for the climbers. Here is what the space looked like when I started. The original plan was to use the remaining chimney blocks, like the one in the photo, as planters along the chain link fence, but they remain … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: one last bed, and transplants
One of the things we've done to deter deer from nibbling things in the old kitchen garden was drape mosquito netting over one end, using existing T-posts at the retaining wall, ropes, and pegs. Basically, it's a tent. We've had two problems with this set up. The first is... well... it's mosquito netting. As expected, … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: netting fix, and we have asparagus!
I tried to do another post last night, but simply could not load the WordPress editor, our internet was so crappy. My husband tells me it was working fine when he got up at 2am, which suggested that their system was overloaded, on top of the weather wreaking havoc on our signal. Satellite can only … Continue reading Furry things, pretty things and growing things
Today has been another day of rain and high winds. After today, we're going to be back to high temperatures and sun. My Weather Network is forecasting 37C/99F on Wednesday! I think that must be some kind of typo, because I'm not seeing that anywhere else. The highest I'm finding is on my phone's app, … Continue reading Making things