Frazzled

Oh, my goodness, what a day! Also, I owe my daughter a new tent. !!! Today was the day we were planning on having an outdoor family gathering to celebrate 3 birthdays and an anniversary. I'd been keeping a close eye on the weather radar, and aside from one bit of rain that sidled past … Continue reading Frazzled

Prepping a cap for an airlock – using the tools at hand

Last year, we made apple cider vinegar using the bright red apples from just one tree. The result was a delicious, delicately pink cider vinegar, and we were looking forward to making it again. There was just one problem. The instructions we followed said to put the jar in a dark place, so we tucked … Continue reading Prepping a cap for an airlock – using the tools at hand

Clean up: progress on the old wood cookstove

Looking at the weather forecasts, it's looking more and more like our planned outdoor gathering with family to celebrate multiple birthdays and anniversaries is going to be an indoor celebration! So today, I focused on tidying up the Old Kitchen a bit more, so my mother, at least, can sit in it comfortably. Between the … Continue reading Clean up: progress on the old wood cookstove

Finally doing a burn, and getting cuddles for my efforts

Today turned out to be actually chilly, for a change. Also, a bit on the damp side, with the odd bit of rain here and there. Which made it the perfect day to FINALLY get a burn done. I set this ring up last year, so we could burn away the scrap and rotted wood … Continue reading Finally doing a burn, and getting cuddles for my efforts

Clean up: working towards the junk pile, and… really??

It was a little bit cooler today, so I decided to do a bit of clean up around the spruce grove perimeter. Eventually, we want to clean out the junk pile, but it's got kittens in it, so I am just working my way towards it. Here is where I started working. All those thistles … Continue reading Clean up: working towards the junk pile, and… really??