Today, we harvested all three spinach beds! Looking at them this morning, I thought we could just harvest the plants that had started to go to seed and leave the smaller ones, but when we were ready to start, we realized that the smaller ones were going to seed, too! We ended up using our … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: first harvest!
Just look at this criminal beast! I was just heading out to do my morning rounds, when I discovered crime had happened, and the criminal was watching me. Nicco, this time! I let my daughters know, and when one of them came down to the old basement, she found FOUR cats had gotten through! Once … Continue reading Criminal!
A strange, furry man. I've seen a racoon twice on the trail cam. Once was just a tail tip when it was set over the tulips to see what was eating them. The second time, it went by after the camera was moved to face the sunflowers to see where the deer were coming from. … Continue reading There was a strange man out my window!
So... we've had problems with the more recent additions to our cat colony indoors. They've decided our plants are for them to play with and dig in. One of the pots we've been trying to protect is has the parent jade trees that we brought with us when we moved. During the drive out, it … Continue reading Protecting the jade tree, and critter capers
It's been a while since I've posted a picture of Ginger! Every morning and evening, at the sound of me getting my vitamins from my night stand, Ginger comes running for cuddles! This morning, I actually had a free hand to get a photo. 🙂 I don't know why he has decided "pill bottle rattling" … Continue reading Morning cuddles
I got to see the kittens again this evening, but this morning, I had quite the critter surprise! To top up our potato grow bags, I headed to the outer hard with the wheelbarrow, with the tools needed to rake up some grass clippings for much, and get a load of garden soil from the … Continue reading Some critter surprises
Today, we finally saw Butterscotch's kittens! They were in the junk pile by the house. Her favorite kitten spot. Whether they've been there this whole time, or if she recently moved them there, I don't know, but the girls spotted them today. There are four of them. My younger daughter had gone out to check … Continue reading Butterscotch Babies!
You know the kind of day. The kind where things start going wrong from the start, and nothing goes to plan. Today was one of those days. Thankfully, it ended on a more positive note. Things started very early, with hearing noises from the basement and discovering Saffron had somehow found her way into the … Continue reading One of “those” days
Nope. I can't. Because I'm a suck. When we find the skunks in the kibble house, we have been chasing them away with the hose. Today, I went out to do the watering and saw a couple of skunks. One immediately ran off and I saw it head under the storage house. The bigger one … Continue reading I can’t do it anymore
Before we converted the big aquarium into a greenhouse, it was used to store our collection of baskets. They got moved to the top of the piano, and ended up just staying there. This is partly why. The cats discovered they fit perfectly, as Big Rig is demonstrating in the most adorable way. This is … Continue reading The cuteness..