My husband was able to feed the outside cats for me this morning, so when I came out to do the rest of my morning rounds later, most of them had already moved on. Junk Pile Jr. was by the door and aaaalllmost let me pet her, but not quite! She did sniff my hand, … Continue reading Oh, the little bugger!
Yesterday, looking at the weather radar, I had expected that we would catch the edge of a weather system that was being pushed up from the southeast. Which is what usually happens. Instead, the system ended up going right over us, and we had heavy rain all day and most of the night. We are … Continue reading Bee rescue, and new sign started
While doing my morning rounds, I decided to check the sunflowers and, sure enough, the bee I saw yesterday was still there! I did confirm that it's still alive; when I brushed a finger near it, a single, pollen covered back leg lifted up to warn me away! It's simply too cold and wet for … Continue reading Sleepy bee is still there!
For the past while, pain has been driving my husband out of bed quite early in the mornings, so he has been sweet enough to feed the outside cats as soon as it gets light. Which is great for the kitties, and for me, though it meant I didn't get to see the morning crowd … Continue reading Morning kitties
While doing my rounds this morning, I was specifically looking to see how things held out after the colder than predicted overnight temperatures a couple of nights ago. Quite a few heads are at that drooping/maturing stage. Others are still in their early stages of blooming. It isn't unusual, in these cooler mornings, for me … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: sleepy bee, a pretty harvest, and more rain to come?
Oh, what fun! I got the chipper assembled, and we've tested it out. Here's how it went. This is after lifting the box off, and removing the bubble wrap around that biggest chute. It was deep in that chute, under other stuff, that I found the instruction booklet. Which included detailed instructions on how to … Continue reading First day with the chipper!
When I woke up this morning, we were at 2C/36F We had not gotten any frost warnings the night before, but when it gets that cold, it's going to be too much for some things, with our without frost. The last few days, morning and evening, we have been hearing a cacophony of geese in … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: almost frost
After several days of rain, I was finally able to get a bit more work done on the high raised bed that is being built. Such slow going! I was able to cut the four notches to fit the end piece on, but it is not done. I made as many cuts as I could … Continue reading Our 2022 garden: a bit of high raised bed progress
I am so excited!!! Yesterday was Thanksgiving Day, and WOW! do I have a wonderful gift to be excited for! A few days ago, I wrote about a proposal I'd made to my mother. Instead of spending thousands of dollars on a garden shed we do not yet have a prepared space for, I suggested … Continue reading Feeling chipper today!
It's Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving day, but we are having our big dinner today. My mother loves her turkey dinner, so I will be bringing her some tomorrow, while my brother visits with her today. Right now, the turkey is in the oven, as are most of the potatoes that were … Continue reading A Crespo surprise