It's been a while, but I managed to get a bit of progress on cleaning up the old wood pile. This is almost how it looked when I left off last time. I didn't realize I'd neglected taking a picture after we shifted the doghouse aside and I took away the pallet it was on. … Continue reading Clean up: the old wood pile – a bit of progress
While doing my rounds last night, I found Junk Pile Kitten at the stack of maple wood behind the house, playing with other kittens. He let me play with him! At a distance, of course. This photo was taken yesterday morning. I had let the kittens out early, since my husband and I were heading … Continue reading On a more positive note
I haven't made a solid post in a while, so it's time to catch up on things. The short version is pretty simple. I'm tired. So tired. Which is actually one of the reasons I bit the bullet and saw the doctor a few days ago. My husband and I have the same doctor, so … Continue reading It’s been a few days
Gotta love the rainbow sheen on the neck feathers of this mourning dove.
We don't see Northern Flickers often, and we get photos of them even less often. This one was nice enough to hang out at the top of the dead spruce tree long enough for some photos.
You're so fine!
We're back to making Meeeeeead, Baby! Part 1Part 2Part 3 We are actually a bit late on this. After 10 days in the fermentation bucket, when we should have started sanitizing things and transferring the must to the carboy, we were instead dealing with hot water tank problems. Pretty sure it'll be fine. 😉 The … Continue reading Making mead, part 4: transferring for second fermentation
Love how this goldfinch is dangling off that branch. 🙂
So... it's been interesting lately. While moving the chimney blocks from their stacks to where the retaining wall is going to be, we found an old aftershave bottle. My daughter did some research, and estimates that it's from the 1980's. It turns out there are collectors for these out there! *L* So she gave it … Continue reading Unexpected Finds
After dropping one daughter off at work, my other daughter and I did a whole bunch of manual labour around the yard. The first thing we did was haul away the stuff I'd clean up in the old wood pile area, including moving the pile of debris to the back of the outhouse, and sorting … Continue reading Some manual labour, and getting things started