With this wonderful rain we've been having, there has been so much new growth. When I had the chance to go around the house with the weed trimmer, I found a lovely surprise. The horseradish has emerged. In two places! I found the first one in the end of the flower garden, where we've been … Continue reading I found them!
This morning, I made a point of walking around the yard to see if there was any damage from the storms. We're all still very wet - enough that our sump pump has actually turned on! - and everything is so wonderfully green! First order of business was to clean out the cat food containers, … Continue reading Status after storms and rain
A quick post, before another storm moves in and I shut down the computer... It's almost 6pm, and I have finally ingested my first meal of the day. I'm not counting the meal replacement shake, because... no. As soon as the earliest dental clinic in the next town was open, I called to see if … Continue reading Hmmm… foood!
Last night, we did indeed get an all out thunderstorm with pouring rain! It was fantastic! At one point, I was hearing things hit the window that sounded like hail. Our van was in the yard, to make it more accessible for my husband to get to his appointment, but he ended up rescheduling the … Continue reading In the Storm, and … really??
This is so awesome! We've got a real, honest to goodness RAIN happening right now! We recently got more weather alerts, this time for thunderstorms, for the south and east areas of the province. The usual warnings about possible hail, etc. These storms tend to pass us by, where we are. I remember talking to … Continue reading It’s Raining! Also, we need another wood pile.
For the past few days, we haven't been putting anything out at the feeding station; there was no point in continuing to put out deer feed this time of year, so I didn't bother buying more when we ran out. When next we buy seeds, I hope to get mixed bird seed, and have a … Continue reading Redwing Blackbird
The ornamental apples in the flower garden are very enthusiastically blooming right now! While working under it last night, I could hear a constant hum of bees over my head! I worked on layering cardboard onto the cleaned out flower garden for as long as I had light. Most of the time was spent taking … Continue reading Flower Garden Progress: cardboard layer
It was back to working on the flower garden today. The goal was to rake it and clean up whatever I find in it, before starting to lay down the layer of cardboard on it. I worked around the edges, at the fence line, first and immediately found... ... a pet food bowl, buried under … Continue reading Flower Garden Progress: I broke down and did it!
It was much more pleasant working outside in the cooler temperatures! We were heading well towards 30C today. One of the first things I wanted to do when I went back out was to empty the second tire planter and move it out. This one still had the other half of the tire attached as … Continue reading Flower Garden Progress; done for the day!
Today, I decided to get started on the flower garden off the Old Kitchen. When my mother came by a couple of days ago, we talked about what was there, what she wanted, and what I was thinking of doing. I now know that the vines, while deliberately planted, turned out to be invasive, so … Continue reading Progress: working on the flower garden