Today was a day for visiting. We even got a visit from my brother's dog, this morning. 🙂 I think we need to add "dog" to the list of critters we've been feeding - he does seem to enjoy the cat kibble! 😀 Then it was time for me to go and visit my mother. … Continue reading Visiting
Part of my morning routine, weather willing, is to walk around the yard and check on things, such as looking for fallen branches, or seeing if anything broke or blew over during the night. Having been able to clear as much of the spruce grove perimeter as I have, I now include that as well. … Continue reading Getting feisty!
You know, the outside cats make going outside quite entertaining! Check out Beep Beep! Earlier, when I was walking around the yard, she followed me, insisting on attention, until I finally picked her up and carried her the rest of the way. Later, as I brought the van into the yard, cats and kits scattered … Continue reading Vehicular Milestone
Doom Guy and Beep Beep kept me company while I was cleaning up around the garage and fence line this afternoon. When I got to where I had to figure out some way to lift the post hole pounder, to free up the bikes under it, I went into the lean to on this side … Continue reading Kitten Rescue!
Okay. So, I knew there was a fair bit of junk piled on and around a piece of equipment next to the garage. I didn't realize just how bad it was. Wow. So let's start with some before photos. I'm still just amazed by the fact that someone dragged a toilet over here. . Before … Continue reading Clean up: spruce grove perimeter – the junk pile!
It was such a beautiful day today - we hit 8C today - I couldn't resist! I started working on the spruce grove perimeter again. With the manual labour, the cooler temperatures are just perfect. Rather than start were I left off last time, I started near the outhouse and garage. I want to be … Continue reading Clean Up: spruce grove perimeter, south side
The following is a "use watcha got" recipe to use up the carcasses of your cooked chicken (or turkey). This stock is cooked down to be more concentrated, and should result in a rather firm, gel-like consistency when cool. Decide ahead of time how you will store your stock, and prepare in advance as needed. … Continue reading Home Made Chicken Stock
Today was very much a kitchen day for me. We roasted three chickens yesterday, ate most of one for supper, then I de-boned all three, saving the bones and skin to make a stock. Since I was tending the stock for so many hours (which will be a separate post), I took advantage of the … Continue reading Something fishy going on!
Just over a week ago, we discovered that someone had put glue into the lock on our main gate. The last time this happened, my daughter and I went through our back gate, which isn't normally used, to get out. Then we had to get bolt cutters and a new lock for the main gate. … Continue reading I wish I could say this was a surprise
One of the dad cats showed up again this morning, cooperatively posing for me outside our living room window, so I could get some photos! 🙂 Dad cat is looking a little rough around the edges! While he seems to be coming around more regularly, yesterday I saw - and heard! - him being driven … Continue reading He’s back!