My daughter's birthday gift is not the only thing that came in the mail today! The very last of our outstanding seed orders are in. Yay!!! The yellow beans are the last of a three colour collection we ordered, so we will have yellow, green and purple bush beans to grow. I'm really happy to … Continue reading Our 2021 Garden: back ordered Veseys seeds are in!
Today was such a beautiful day! While doing my rounds this morning, I spotted Junk Pile cat at the bottom of this icicle hanging from the rain barrel diverter, drinking from the little well created at the bottom. Even though we were still a few degrees below freezing, there was a trickle of ice melt, … Continue reading Feeling productive
Female pint grosbeak, coming in for a landing!
Awww. Aren't they sweet? So adorable! So sweet. So destructive. Well. Maybe Big Rig, in this case. I am sure David and Keith are not responsible for the latest damage. I had issues with the small tank being used as a greenhouse for the bunching onions. With cats trying to get at the seed trays … Continue reading Our 2021 Garden: more damage control
A little white tail deer stopping by for a snack.
What a huge difference between yesterday and today! At a time when we were at -28C/-18F yesterday, we were at -8C/17F this morning! When I changed out Potato Beetle's water bowl yesterday, which was up close to the heat bulb, I ended up with a shell of ice. This morning, there was no ice at … Continue reading Well, half the job is done!
Female redpoll on a lilac branch.
Image source Well, I'm back from taking the van to the garage. I should be happy. I really should. As I write this, we are still at -21C/-6F with a wind chill of -30C/-22F. Before heading out, I made a point of starting the van, then headed back inside to give it a good 15 … Continue reading Of course…
The male redpoll at the top seems suspicious of me, taking his picture!
Can you believe this??? These are the temperatures, screencapped just minutes before I started this post. That's right. We're at -28C/-18F with a wind chill of -32C/-26F. Actually, the wind chill was reading at -35C/-31F when I did the (short version!) morning rounds! I only saw Potato Beetle when I opened the sun room. Not … Continue reading Welcome to March!