Today was our day to head into the city for our monthly shop. We will be making another smaller trip, later in the month, but the big stuff is done. We normally would have done it a few days ago, but doing Costco on a weekend just didn't appeal to us! 😀 So that took … Continue reading Fur babies, and garden finds
Today I found myself heading into town for a trip that included a stop at the hardware store. I took advantage of being there to look for some Dremel tips. The didn't have the individual tip I was looking for. I ended up getting this, instead. I think I've got enough tips for quite a … Continue reading The wonkiest
Last night, as I was finishing up my rounds, I spotted Butterscotch and her babies, lounging in the old barrel planter. So, of course, I went over to say hello. I wasn't able to touch any of them, but they are willing to come closer! Then I spotted a surprise at the other end of … Continue reading Kitten therapy
Just check out these sunflowers! We now have two seed heads on the originally planted giant varieties, opening up. The first one to start opening is getting big enough, the stalk is starting to droop quite a bit - which means short little me can see it better! 😀 Nice to see the pollinators busy … Continue reading Oh, sunny day!
One of the things I've been checking every morning of late, is how the crabapples are doing. In the row of trees by the spruce grove, there are really just two trees that we can use. The others have such small apples, they'll be left for the birds and the deer. One of these two … Continue reading Crabapple status
Among the things we chose to plant for our first garden since moving out here were Yukon Gem potatoes. My view when it comes to planting potatoes is, since they are so inexpensive and easy to find in the grocery stores, we'll choose a variety that are not available unless we plant them ourselves. Yukon … Continue reading First!
One of the things we planted this spring was a couple of rows of kohl rabi (or is it kohlrabi? I have seen it both ways...). They have not done well. Of all that we planted, there were about 4 surviving plants that sprouted. Of those, a couple got et by deer. The last two, … Continue reading Holy Kohlrabi!
Last night, I was able to spend some time on the log seat near the junk pile, and work on getting Butterscotch's kittens used to human interaction. I saw all four were out when I was heading to the nearby garden beds, so I left the garden for later. They all ran off, but after … Continue reading Butterscotch baby – progress!
It's a good thing we started so many squashes, and ended up transplanting them as such different times. The ones that sprouted later and got transplanted later got missed by that last frost of the season, and have been quite prolific. A couple of frost damaged ones in the first bed, both zucchini, recovered enough … Continue reading Follow up: frost damaged squash
Last spring, we picked up a bug hotel, to encourage the local pollinators. The top has slots for butterflies, the sides have bamboo tubes, and the middle has pieces of wood cut in such a way that, stacked together, they create holes. These were for native bees, such as mason bees, which do not build … Continue reading Follow up: bug hotel