Last year, we grew the Montana Morado corn, from Baker Creek, which I thought was maize morado, or Kulli, from Peru. They turned out to be a US hybrid. There was certainly nothing to object to about the corn itself, but once I learned about maize morado, I just got it in me that I … Continue reading Our 2022 garden seed order placed: Mary’s Heirloom Seeds
I may not have made my shopping trip to the city today, but that didn't stop me from shopping! I have already placed my first seed order for next year's garden from Vesey's. That order is in, including a correction. We've got a monthly seed budget right now, so we will continue to place orders … Continue reading Our 2022 garden seed order placed: Baker Creek
We have a new visitor to the feeding station, today! I haven't seen grouse in the yard in quite a while, and whenever we did, they tended to be under some bushes or trees. This is the first time we've seen one at the feeding station! Such a pretty bird, all puffed up to stay … Continue reading Puffy
I haven't done my Critter of the Day pictures in ages. Usually, once we're spending more time indoors, I start them up again, but they take quite a bit of time. I do very little post processing - maybe some cropping, or fixing the lighting, but that's it. The main thing is to resize them … Continue reading Blehp!
It's been difficult to get a really good picture of the new addition to our outside cats, but my daughter managed to get one with the DSLR outside our living room window a while back. The Distinguished Guest is such a beauty! Here, just looks like she's all black, but she has a white blaze … Continue reading The Distinguished Guest
One thing about feeding so many yard cats. Especially in the winter. Sometimes, they make you feel really, really loved and appreciated! In between trying to chomp my fingers. 😀 Butterscotch in particular likes to strrreeetttcchhh out for pets. Or stand in her back legs. She's so sweet, when she's not vicious and mean! 😀 … Continue reading Stretched!
I am not a morning person. Especially when the days are so short. Not even a glorious sunrise quite makes up for having to be heading out so early, on icy roads. But it was worth it. I just spent the day at one of the nearby towns, and am proud to say that I … Continue reading It was worth it.
I don't tend to post pictures of the inside cats very often. To be honest, it's only partly because of how hard it is to get them sitting still long enough for a photo. It's also partly because I'm a terrible housekeeper and the backgrounds are always a disaster! LOL Every now and then, though... … Continue reading David the Magnificent
Since we ordered SO many things for this year, and expanded how much space we were gardening in, I decided to go over groups of things in separate posts, in no particular order and spread over the next few days. This is the last post in this series. The utter and complete failures! It was such a very difficult growing … Continue reading Analyzing our 2021 garden: the abject failures!
Since we ordered SO many things for this year, and expanded how much space we were gardening in, I decided to go over groups of things in separate posts, in no particular order and spread over the next few days. There were a few things we planted this year that we won't know how they will do until next year, … Continue reading Analyzing our 2021 garden: the odd stuff