He fits, so he sits!
Despite a very foggy, moist start to the day, it dried up enough that I got to use my new toy; the push mower my awesome brother fixed for me. I love his work-around for the seized throttle cable. It's just a wire latch. Like this, it's in the on position and I can start … Continue reading Clean up: ditch view
Insects count as critters, right? While walking the beach not long ago, there were a surprising number of lady beetles all over. So many, in fact, in some places, it was impossible not to step on any. I also saw a couple of these guys... At first, I thought this one was dead. Especially when … Continue reading Critter(s) of the Day: on the beach
Have I mentioned before, that I have the most awesome brother? Maybe just a few times. Because it's true! After spending about 6 or 7 hours working on the garage door, while packing up his tools, he remembered he also wanted to fit the headlight on my van. We burn lights out on the van … Continue reading Headlight fixed
I'll start with the things I found today. 🙂 The first thing I found this morning was a Pump Shack kitten! After opening up the sun room to let the other kittens out and get some cat kibble, I turned to find him at the door, waiting to see if he could sneak past me … Continue reading The things I’ve been finding
The last couple of days have been very, very wet! 😀 First, we had a series of thunderstorms that lasted all day Friday and on through the night. On Saturday, we were no longer getting thunderstorm warnings, but we were still getting weather warnings for heavy rain. As usual, the weather systems were more to … Continue reading Fixing the garage door
One good thing about living in the middle of nowhere. When I see a snake on the gravel road, I can stop and shoo it off. It's that time of year when the garter snakes are heading north to the dens where they spend the winters. Sadly, many never make it as they try and … Continue reading Critter of the Day: snakes alive!
This photo was taken just a few days ago. Potato Beetle looks like he's got some plans... ... for world domination! 😀 Then he got all cute on me. Awww... What a beauty! We've been having overnight rains pretty steadily for the past while. I've noticed it's had an effect on the platform feeder. In … Continue reading Critter of the Day: bashful beauty
Once we got our crab apple cider vinegar made up and set aside to ferment, it was time to turn to the rest of the crab apples! The apples had been cleaned and left to soak in cold water with vinegar overnight. The extra time allows for any damage and bruising to the apples to … Continue reading Things with crab apples: jelly, three ways
Things have been a bit crazy lately, weather wise. Some severe storms have blown across our area and, while we have pretty much just caught the edges of them, they still resulted in internet outages and our power flickering in and out. Perfect weather to stay indoors and to things with our crab apples! I … Continue reading Things with crab apples: apple cider vinegar