After a quick run out to hit the farmer's market, and then town, I decided to finish painting the inside of the outhouse while there was still enough light. I'm glad I did. 🙂 Here are the "before" pictures. I had a few drips, while working on the top and ceiling. 😀 It was a … Continue reading Clean up: our “second bathroom”, first coat inside, done!
Okay, time for a break! Hopefully, I'll be able to continue later today, but if not, there is at least some progress in painting the inside of the outhouse. This is the colour my daughter chose. Personally, I would have gone for a pale blue instead of a pale mint, but honestly, I don't really … Continue reading Clean up: our “second bathroom”, painting started
While doing my rounds this morning, I found a strange thing at the gate. The twine was caught around the lock and the caribiner, which usually hangs over one side of the gate, was hooked onto the chain link. Right off the bat, I knew this was NOT our vandal. If it were, there would … Continue reading At the gate, and after the rain
This was waiting for me, when I came into the sun room to start my morning rounds. They know which door the food comes from! 😀 There are nine kittens and four adults in this photo, plus two more kittens at the food tray under the shrine. I can see five grey striped tabbies. So … Continue reading Where’s breakfast?
While it was incredibly handy that the old outhouse had been made safe and cleaned up inside, when we found ourselves unable to use our indoor bathroom, the reality is, it was still pretty... unpleasant... using it. So now that we have the scrubbable, high traffic paint, I decided it was time to work on … Continue reading Clean up: our “second bathroom”, prepping to paint inside
Check out what I was able to gather this morning! There are quite a few more of the purple beans buried underneath. They have been, hands down, the most prolific bean producers, and if the weather keeps up the way it has been, we will be picking beans for at least another week or two! … Continue reading Morning harvest, and getting named
Gosh, it feels like such a long day today. It always does when we do our city shopping! I am so glad we only do this once or twice a month! But first... Kitties! I just have to share some adorable photos with you. 🙂 ❤ I got my morning Ginger cuddles! He does not … Continue reading Cat heaven, basement flood update, and our monthly shop
I'd posted about being able to get our blocked pipe to the septic tank open, at least enough for things to finally drain. I thought we would be good for a while. I was wrong. Things were fine, at first. I got my shower in, no problem. Then my daughters took their showers. By the … Continue reading I guess I spoke too soon!
Well, I can at least say that we can now use our plumbing again. For now. The septic guy made it over in the late morning. The septic tank was, indeed, very full. When he had emptied it, however, nothing started to drain in the basement, so that - thankfully - ruled out the notion … Continue reading Drained
Our temperatures have been lurching around quite a bit, lately! Last night, we dipped to 3C/37F, but our high of the day is supposed to reach 23C/73F! I'm watching our garden beds closely and had a surprise. Not only is our Ozark Nest Egg gourd trying to produce more gourds, so are the luffa! This … Continue reading The luffa is still trying! Plus, a bit of an update.