Today is our only "cool" day before things start heating up again. Our high of the day was merely 25C/77F. We're going to have another few days hovering at or above 30C/86F, so I wanted to get some clean up done while it was still relatively pleasant out. I decided to clear things out to … Continue reading Clean up: spruce grove junk pile
Oh, my goodness, what a difference a single day of good rain makes! No amount of watering with the hose can compete. While we have been able to pick a Spoon tomato or two, every few days (there were three ripe ones yesterday, that my brother and his wife to go try. 🙂 ), the … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: morning harvest
As I write this, we've had several rainfalls, and even a couple of downpours. We've had more rain today than we have had all year until now! It is so exciting! We actually got our first bit of rain this morning, while I was quickly doing my rounds. In fact, it was a bit of … Continue reading We have rain!!! Lots of rain!
I had cleaned up the dead spruce tree I'd cut down, a few days go, but only now got to continue working in the area. Because of how the tree had landed, I used the baby chainsaw to clear away all the non-weight bearing branches first, and was left with this giant insectoid shape! 😀 … Continue reading First tree stump bench made!
The winds died down today, which means that the smoke is back. Today is one of the worst days I've seen yet. Usually, we don't get visible smoke in the yard until the end of the day, but that's how we started, today! In going to pick up the meat pack we ordered, I drove … Continue reading Smoked
I have a bit of time before I head off to pick up our meat pack, and just had to make a quick post. It was a bad morning in the garden. While heading over to switch out the memory card on the garden cam, the very first thing that I saw was this. Of … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: morning damage
The first chance I got, I headed outside to take care of the bird feeders, starting with fixing the base of the big feeder. I was able to find some longer wood screws that weren't so long, they'd go through the wood I added to the base. Hopefully, the 6 screws will now be enough … Continue reading Things fixed and things found
This spot is, hands down, a favourite of pretty much all the cats... There had been three of them here, all sitting with their front paws at the window, watching the activities outside. Susan took off before I could get her in the picture. 🙂 They have plenty to watch out there! Butterscotch's kittens like … Continue reading The watchers, and critter damage
Today is supposed to exceed 30C/86F, so I wanted to make sure the garden got an deep watering this morning. When I had removed the shade cloth from the three beds with fall harvest crops planted, the seedlings seemed to be doing pretty good. When I returned to cover them this morning, I saw this … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: new finds!
When we first saw the mystery critters that turned out to be woodchucks, running around in the distance, we saw them going under my late father's car, or under a shed near the barn. When we first saw them this year, there was a pair of them that seemed to have made their home in … Continue reading Well, that sucks