This deer is very intently watching one of the outside cats.
Our first winter here, there were a few problems we noticed. Problems that were definitely adding to our electricity bill for heating!
This was taken just before our first Christmas here.Continue reading
Sometimes, the cats seem perplexed by the bird bath having ice instead of water. 😀
This past Sunday, the weather was mild enough that I was able to spend some time on the beach.
It was really fascinating.
The sand was frozen solid, but you could see the effects of water and ice. One dramatic visual was at the outflow for storm drains.
At the time I was there, the tide was still going out. There was ample evidence of how high it had gotten.Continue reading
I would love nothing more than to be able to touch a deer. They look so soft and gentle! Especially with their fuzzy winter coats.
It’s a lie, of course. Deer can be quite vicious, and they have very sharp, pointy hooves!
But I can still dream. 🙂
When topping up the bird bath with warm water, I could see where the cats had licked a hole though the ice on the surface to get at the water below. The hole got bigger when warm water was added to it. Potato Beetle was absolutely fascinated by it. He kept prowling around it. Water and bubbles must have been sloshing on one side as he did, because he kept going from the hole, so a spot beside it. Eventually, he started dipping his entire leg through the hole, causing something to to move on the side, which would catch is attention. Back and forth he kept going!
It was quite entertaining. 😀
The new part of the house was added on in the mid-70’s or so. I still remember bits and pieces of the construction, including the pouring of concrete for the steps at the main entry.
After all these decades, it’s to be expected that those heavy steps would slowly sink, creating a gap.
A fairly large one.Continue reading
Chewing faces. 😀
Well, it’s done for now!
My second attempt at making a probiotic fermented vegetable type of sauerkraut.
Click here to read about the first attempt, and step-by-step.
And here, so see how it failed, and my thoughts on why. 😦
With that as a learning experience, I made a few changes this time.Continue reading
This morning, when I did my rounds, it was dark enough that I was able to see which of the LED bulbs on our fence lights were working or not, and pulled the burnt out bulbs.Continue reading