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
Last night, I finally had a chance to clean up and move out the temporary fire pit I'd set up to burn things that wouldn't fit in the burn barrel. It was too dark for photos at the time, so I went back this morning. This is where it had been sitting, and you can … Continue reading Temporary fire pit, finally moved!
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
There are areas around the house that we do and do not allow the cats. For example, they are not allowed on the kitchen counter the sink it in, nor where counters were food is prepared, but there is one small counter by the window they are allowed on, so they can sit and look … Continue reading Scene of the cat crime
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
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
Today I found myself heading into town for a trip that included a stop at the hardware store. I took advantage of being there to look for some Dremel tips. The didn't have the individual tip I was looking for. I ended up getting this, instead. I think I've got enough tips for quite a … Continue reading The wonkiest
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??
Today was another hot one, which made it a good day to finally go into the basement and see what I could do with the various pieces of wood I've brought down there. Since getting my wood carving kit, I haven't had much chance to make things with it. I used the spoon blank it … Continue reading Maple spoon; an unexpected experiment
You know those times when you suddenly think of someone, and how you should talk to them... and then the phone rings, and it's that person you were thinking about? Yeah. That happened to me this morning! Just as I was thinking that I should call my mother and ask if she needed help with … Continue reading An unexpected outing