Well, I'm certainly glad my daughter and I have telephone medical appointments this afternoon, and don't have to actually go anywhere. As I write this, we are at -34C/-29.2F, with a wind chill of -39C/-38.2F It has actually warmed up a bit. The heated water bowl is almost completely frosted over! Only a couple of … Continue reading Not a day to go out!
It's past 1 am as I write this, but I just had to. I went down into the old basement to treat the hot water tank with hydrogen peroxide before going to bed. This is what I found. It's leaking! (That ring of minerals on the concrete is not new; it's been there since the … Continue reading Are you kidding me??
Today, I found the self adhesive felted pads that I wanted to use on the covers for the fish tank. I found them while looking for something else, of course. 😀 Here is where, on the tank, I want them to sit. The bar across the middle has extra surface area in the corners of … Continue reading Converting the fish tank to a cat proof greenhouse, part 4: padded
Yesterday, I got started on making covers for our big fish tank, to keep the cats out. Today, I assembled the first one. Of course, things did not go to plan. Does anything ever? 😀 One of the things I needed to figure out was how to secure the hardware cloth to the frame pieces, … Continue reading Converting the fish tank to a cat proof greenhouse, part 2: changed plans
Today was a nice and quiet day, so maybe it was as close to the life of our cats as we humans can manage! 😀 Just look at Keith! He is such a calm and quiet cat. We brought him indoors to better treat his eyes; they were never as bad as his brother David's, … Continue reading Oh, to have the life of our cats
It's past 10am as I start this post, and we are still surrounded by fog! The camera automatically cleans up images, so this photo does not reflect just how dense the fog was when I took it! Not only does fog normally disappear quite a bit earlier than this, but it's also pretty breezy out … Continue reading Foggy morning, and more looking ahead
We are having some beautifully mild weather right now - the forecasts are still predicting we will hit a couple of degrees above freezing! (and I'm already seeing people "blame" it on climate change, as if we've never had warm Januaries before... *sigh*). Our hard wired security camera is set to take a photo and … Continue reading In the pink
Today we come to the close of what has got to be the most bizarre year we've had in my 5 decades! I think many of us will be very glad to see the hind end of 2020, even though there's no sign that 2021 is going to be much different. [edited for formatting … Continue reading Year End Review: top 10 posts!
Well, here we are, at the end of 2020. This is our 3rd full year, and 4th winter, of living on the farm. We set up goals to accomplish the task of getting this place cleaned up and fixed up. Of course, goals are always flexible, since life has a way of blowing right through … Continue reading 2020 Goals: Review and Reset
We had a light snowfall all night, with almost no wind. This morning, the trees looked like they were covered in frost! It's enough to almost make the junk cars in the old hay yard look pretty. Almost. Fresh tracks at the feeding station, and around to the ornamental apply trees in the old kitchen … Continue reading Pretty morning