Beep Beep seems to enjoy her retirement to indoor life. This is how I found her this morning. She just loves this corner of the couch, so my husband has been making nests for her. Because we're not sucks when it comes to the cats. Not at all! /sarcasm... The kittens were out and about … Continue reading Morning kitties!
While I was working in the yard during the day, I saw Butterscotch, but not her kittens. So it was a lovely surprise when I was doing my rounds in the evening, and saw what turned out to be the little calico. On the landing in front of the main entrance! Unfortunately, I startled her … Continue reading A happy sight!
While tending the garden beds where we have the beets and carrots, I was looking into the area behind it. It had been part of the plan for this past summer to clean up further into there, and I was thinking of what I might still be able to manage this year, while we have … Continue reading Look what I found
Of all the stuff that we ordered for fall planting this year, the garlic and the grape hyacinth were the two things I wanted. The rest were chosen by my daughters. Especially my younger daughter, who is really interested in flower gardening. No surprise that she was eager to get out there today, and plant … Continue reading Fall planting: snow crocus
I was able to spend some time, yesterday evening, working on socializing Junk Pile's kittens. Well. Two of them. The mystery kitten watched from a distance, clearly curious, but would not come anywhere near us. Little Braveheart - my daughters call her Tissue, because when she runs across the yard, she looks like a tissue … Continue reading Evening kitties
The girls were sweethearts; by the time I got outside, they had already planted at least half of the second bag of grape hyacinths. One daughter was still using the broken trowel to dig the holes! It's really unfortunate that the auger couldn't be used. 😦 That would have made the job must faster and … Continue reading Fall planting grape hyacinth, day two, and planning ahead
I was very happy to see Butterscotch's babies this morning. I didn't see them at all, yesterday, and even their food bowl was only being pecked at by the blue jays! When I saw them by the house, I made a point of staying to play with them. Much to my surprise and delight, Creamsicle … Continue reading Morning kitties
So a few things we'd talked about before have changed a bit, as we decided where to start planing the grape hyacinth (muscari). This is the area we settled on, before clean up. Two summers ago, this area was quite overgrown. Some of the lilacs and carigana I cut back have started to encroach again. … Continue reading Fall planting grape hyacinth, day one
Before heading outside to do my morning rounds, I spotted 3 kittens out the window... ... playing on the roof of their cat house! Of course, as soon as I went outside, they ran off, but mystery kitten stayed to spy on me. It was so funny to see her hide behind the frame, pop … Continue reading Morning cuteness, and a sad little gourd
A package I was expecting next week, came in today! Our first shipments of bulbs for fall planting. Which the cats found very, very interesting... That's better! Mostly. 😀 We've got 2 packages of Muscari (grape hyacinth) of 100 bulbs each. There are 5 bags of crocuses. I believe we were planning to mix these … Continue reading Guess what we’re doing this weekend!