Today was our day to head into the city for out monthly shop, so my morning rounds were a bit earlier than usual. Which seems to confuse the outside cats! 😀 Yesterday evening, when things started to cool down, my younger daughter was a sweetheart and crawled around inside the upside down kibble house, to … Continue reading Kibble house and other progress
I will start with the good stuff, first! Like these teeny, tiny first fruits! These are the miniscule Spoon tomatoes! Several plants are now showing baby tomatoes, and they are so tiny and green, the only reason we could see them was because we were wrapping twine around stalks to the chain link fence to … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: more firsts – and more damage!
With the heat we've been having, and a heat wave hitting us starting today, it's been hard on a lot of the garden. Not everything, though. The squash and gourds are just loving it! As long as we can keep up with the watering, of course. It was while watering the summer squash last night … Continue reading Our 2021 Garden: first fruits!
I had to make another trip into town today, because I forgot something yesterday. I've been making more errand trips in the last few days than I do in most months! But that's okay, because it gave me a chance to find and pick up other things. Like these modifications to the squash tunnel. The … Continue reading Squash tunnel mods, and what is that? Oh!
Oh, I am so glad I got that gazebo tent! Today, I finally started painting the kibble house. The temperatures were pretty warm. It is "only" 22C/70F as I write this, but after today, we're supposed to get hit with another heat wave over the next week, peaking at 34C/93F, so I'm glad to get … Continue reading Painting the kibble house: first coat
I am not a morning person. I never have been. It is not unusual for me to be up at 2 or 3 am. If it were feasible, I would sleep all day and be up all night. When I had a job working the night shift at a gas station convenience store, it was … Continue reading A rough start to the day, and the groundhog battle begins
Well, we had at least one good thing happen today. I was able to finish the chive blossom vinegar. The bottle has had two weeks in the cupboard to infuse. Any time we went into the cupboard for something, we'd turn the bottle upside down a few times, to get the blossoms out of the … Continue reading Chive Blossom Vinegar is done
I am so very, very unhappy right now. I went out to do the evening watering, and also add some shredded Irish Spring soap to the decimated beet bed, in hopes the deer will leave it alone and it can recover. While weeding in the carrot bed in the main garden area, I noticed some … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: NOOOOoooo!!!!!
When doing my rounds this morning, I gathered more garlic scapes and did some weeding in the beet bed next to the garlic. They were doing very well, and I was planning on gathering some beet greens later in the day, to include in a salad or something. This afternoon, I made a quick trip … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: decimated!
I had a pleasant surprise when I first went outside to do my morning rounds. Rosencrantz and her kittens were playing at the bottom of the little shrine, on the INSIDE of the chain link fence! So I found a couple of containers and put food and water out for them. Not longer after, I … Continue reading Morning critters, and… this could be a problem!