After all the snowmelt yesterday, we had ourselves a few skating rinks around the yard! The ice wasn't quite thick enough to hold my weight as I did my rounds. Boy am I glad I found those rubber boots. Even if I had to cut the tops. Wider would have been nice, too, but at … Continue reading Drainage
Having received shipping confirmations for the seeds we ordered, the girls and I have been talking about just where we are going to plant what we're getting, and what we need for what we're getting. In the two years we've been here, we've been working at reclaiming neglected spaces before we could even consider planting … Continue reading Garden layout plans
Well, we did it. We did our monthly shop today. Or perhaps I should now call it our bi-monthly shop, since we will have to go into the city again to get more of the big, heavy stuff we got only half of what we normally do. Yesterday, I had hoped to get some more … Continue reading Little progress, good progress and making do
"Let me show them to you."
While doing my rounds this morning, I was able to take a closer look at the bird bath. Throughout the winter, when chipping ice out to add water, I've been very careful not to touch the bird bath itself. It already had cracks showing on it, and now that the ice is melting away again, … Continue reading That looks like it’s toast…
"Helloooo! Anyone out there?"
I happened to look out the window, and saw this. Looks like the deer found something to snack on, as the top of our compost pile thaws out! There would be all sorts of vegetable and fruit peels there right now. If there were deer at the compost, I figured there might be some at … Continue reading Some furry visitors, and getting a call
Today, it was back to the old basement to finally do something about the old hot water tank that died on us, shortly after we moved here. A job that didn't go as well as I'd hoped in some ways, while better than I hoped in others! 😀 Here is the state of the tank, … Continue reading Clean up: old hot water tank
Welcome to my “Recommended” series of posts. These will be weekly – for now – posts about resources I have found over the past while that I found so excellent, I want to share them with you, my dear readers. 🙂 Whether or not I continue to post these, and how often they are posted, … Continue reading Recommended: CS Brews
Not only does this deer have a strangely lumpy face, even the fur around its eyes make it more noticeable. Like a fuzzy frame!