With snow on the ground and a chill in the air, we're already thinking ahead to what we can do next year. Since moving here, our long term goal has been to be as self sufficient as possible/realistic for our needs. Growing up here, my parents were subsistence farmers. My mother had a huge vegetable … Continue reading First year gardens: what worked, what didn’t
It started to snow last night, and continued all night. Where we live, it was still a light now - other areas got much more - but it was enough to be a test for the kibble house! The inside is completely free of snow. 🙂 Unfortunately, three of the containers were on the ground … Continue reading The kibble house is working – and creeper is creeping again
The cuteness! It's overwhelming! 😀 Cabbage let me pick her up and cuddle her for a while. When I put her down on my bed, she let me snuggle her some more. Then Grandma came over and started grooming her. Before I knew it, she was snuggled in with Cheddar, who took over the grooming, … Continue reading Accepted
We have a working washing machine again! 😀 This is the new panel he put in. All of this is behind the touch screen in front. At the far end is the power button, then where the knob pops on, the start/pause button, and then the controls for temperature, spin and soil. There is no … Continue reading Fixed!
When I headed out this morning to feed the outside cats and do my rounds, I had a bit of a surprise. Along with finding two of the kibble containers had been knocked out of the kibble house, there was something wrong with the heated water bowl. The water was frozen! A quick glance into … Continue reading Whoops!
The little calico has been settling in surprisingly well since I abducted her from outside. She has been quicker to explore and be around the other cats than Tissue did. Fenrir doesn't take to the new additions well in general and, of all the cats, Turmeric has been the most aggressive towards her. For the … Continue reading Settling in
I'm happy to say the kibble shelter set up seems to be working just fine! I found one of the food containers under the kibble house this morning. I was able to reach it to get it out, but even if it had got pushed back further, that's okay, since the floor boards can be … Continue reading Happy kitties, not so happy washing machine, and awesome customer service
We did it! We were able to finish the winter shelter for the outdoor cats' kibble containers! The only thing it needs now is to be painted, which will probably wait until spring. Of course, things didn't quite go to plan, but that's pretty much how everything goes! 😀 One of the first things we … Continue reading Progress: kibble house is done!
I had a very enthusiastic crowd when I gave the outside cats warm water and kibble. 🙂 The one potential down side of the kibble house I'm building is that there will not be as much room for the cats themselves to spread out. The very shy one in the back, for example, is not … Continue reading I am such a suck
Have I mentioned that my brother is the best? I just can't say it enough. My brother is the best! I got a call from him, early this evening. He just finished loading up their big BBQ into his truck and was ready to bring it over! This was something he had offered to us … Continue reading A new Q!