Today, I finally got the riding mower in to the shop for some TLC. We finally got to use the new ramps my brother bought me. ❤ The girls and I had to take the middle seats out of the van (one of the first things we did after buying the van was take out … Continue reading Better than I expected
Oy, what a day it's been! Our high of the day was reached at about 4:30 pm! 32C/89F, with the humidex putting us at 36C/97F. We're not going to be cooling down much, even overnight, either. At least there's a wind, and on the weather radar, it looks like we'll at least get some rain … Continue reading Growing things, wins and losses
Today was our day to go into the city to do our big shopping trip. We didn't finish. We currently have more weather warnings. This time for heat! I took the above screenshot shortly before 4:30pm. We might actually go a bit higher before it starts cooling down. 30C/86F is hot enough, but check out … Continue reading Heat Wave
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I'm happy to say that, yesterday evening, when things started to cool down a bit, we got a couple of big jobs finished. The first was to finish cleaning up the pile of branches pruned from the apple trees. My awesome daughters actually finished the job by cutting up the largest pieces. Except that one … Continue reading Catch up, and kitties!
The down side of using what clear weather we've had to keep on top of the mowing is, lots of other things aren't getting done. Today, we tackled one of those jobs (though I could easily have spent a couple of hours mowing). We worked on pruning the dead wood out of the crab apple … Continue reading Crab apple pruning
Today is looking to be a slightly warmer, hopefully drier, day. One of my goals is to finally get some outside work done that had to be delayed. We shall see how that works out. Yesterday evening, I was able to spend some time with the kittens. That was an adventure! They've taken to launching … Continue reading They do make life interesting!
So the series of severe storms that looked like they were going to head right over us... didn't. They passed to the East of us, instead, though we did get some nice rain. I'm good with that. I headed out to check on things this evening, and was greeted by a Rolando Moon! She seemed … Continue reading Growth
Taking advantage of a break to quickly post! My attempts at getting kitten pictures has been a failure today. Those little buggers move fast! 😀 So do flowers, actually. At least with the winds we had when I was doing my rounds this morning! These delicate little wildflowers have burst into bloom now. It's interesting … Continue reading Gotta be quick!
After the heat we've had for the past while, it actually got remarkably chilly last night. It was great! I had some concern about how it got for the kittens, but the basement is pretty good at remaining a constant temperature. This morning, I took one of the long boxes that held pieces of my … Continue reading Morning roundup, and I’m a tree!