First up, here are your smiles for the day! I wasn't able to get decent kitten pictures this morning, so here are some from last night. I picked up some wet cat food, just for Beep Beep and the kittens, and they were in heaven! Leyendecker is an enthusiastic eater, while the others are still … Continue reading Kitten fix, and this is going to be another odd day
It's not even noon yet, and my day is already completely out of whack! It's my own fault, too. 😀 My daughter got her new work schedule, which had 1 whole extra shift on it, beyond another month of 1 shift a week. It was today. I diligently added it to my calendar, then completely … Continue reading Out of whack (and kittens, of course)
Today has been a lovely, cool day! Perfect to get those sunflowers done. I had assistants. When I started filling the holes with the soil mixture, the Potato Beetle decided to sit his butt over one of the next holes! My first thought was that he was taking a dump and I went to push … Continue reading Gardening progress: sunflowers are in!
We've got all sorts of things growing right now. Of course, the kittens are growing into ferocious little ankle biters. They also love climbing on and clawing the grandpa slippers. 😀 Once outside, I checked the new garden bed and discovered carrots! Unfortunately, there are also plenty of other things sprouting. At least the thistles … Continue reading Growing things
I'm going to have to try getting outside to work on things much earlier in the day. It's getting too hot, way to fast! I'm not sure I'm up to getting out there when it's cooler at 5 am, though. 😀 Anyhow... Today, I dismantled the kitty pool and brought it out to be dirty … Continue reading Garden interrupted, and kitten status
I checked on the kitties this morning, of course, as part of my a.m. routine. Of all the possible nests they could have chosen, they went back to their original nesting box, now shoved under the platform bed frame. The frame itself has something under it, so it's not directly on the concrete, and there … Continue reading Morning things
The winds finally died down today, and we were able to prep for the giant sunflowers we will be planting. To recap, these are being planted for several reasons. One is to have seeds for the birds over the winter (and for ourselves, if we want). Another is to create a wind break and privacy … Continue reading Garden progress: setting up for sunflowers
Feeling rather haggard this morning, so I'll start with cuteness, first. When I saw Big Rig lying on her back, sleeping, I just had to get a picture. Unfortunately, I woke her up in the process, but she didn't move much. 😀 After rigging up walls around the kitty pool, we waited until the kittens … Continue reading Well, that didn’t work
I just couldn't wait to try out the new carving knives! I ended up using only two of them, though. After looking at the bits and pieces in the basement, I chose a small piece of lilac to practice on. It is resting on the leather breastplate my husband made for me. I was not … Continue reading First attempt at wood carving
My new "toys" came in today - I wasn't expecting them until next week! I got myself a beginners wood carving set. 🙂 With all the interesting woods we've been pruning and clearing away, there are all sorts of things I'd rather be doing with them, rather than burning them or having them chipped. I … Continue reading They arrived!