We had a really hot day today, so when things cooled down enough, I went out to water the garden plots and sunflowers. Which is when I found this. All the leaves on one side of this one have been eaten! This is the first of the large sunflowers that has had this kind of … Continue reading More deer damage, and a medical update
It had been a while since I'd seen the outside kittens, so I was happy when they showed up this evening. Little Braveheart had follow Junk Pile to the food bowls by the house, but ran off when I came out. They hung out by the steps into the storage house, before hiding in the … Continue reading Fur baby progress!
This evening, I remembered to grab a box of screws so I could get the newly painted bird feeder back up. I did have an unexpected problem, though! The feeder had been moved to the top of the picnic table, so that wire frame it was on could be used to hold the screen window … Continue reading Bird feeder is up!
As we work on clearing, cleaning and reclaiming the yard and planting our first garden beds, I've been keeping a close eye on details to keep in mind for the future. Things that will help us decide what needs to be done next, what to change or what to keep the same. This morning, I … Continue reading Comparisons
Today, the girls held down the fort while I headed out early to take my mother for a doctor's appointment - her first since things were just starting to shut down. Most appointments were being cancelled - thankfully, not hers - and they were only doing phone appointments. The clinic is still doing "walk ins" … Continue reading A hint of what this August looks to be like
It's a hot day today, but it's going to get even hotter throughout the week, hitting above 30C/86F in a few days. Plus, I'll be doing a lot of driving throughout the week. I figured if my brother could be out baling hay in this heat today, I can prune some deadwood! There were two … Continue reading Clean up: deadwood
Of the first sunflowers that we planted, several of them are now taller than me! Unfortunately, the smaller ones from the second planting are still having deer issues. Right next to the nearest sunflower in the above picture is this one. This is one of the ones that had had its head bitten off a … Continue reading Sunflower finds
I woke up this morning, surrounded by cats, including one curled up on my belly. It was this one. Can I go back to sleep now? She barely woke up as I got her off, and was more than content to join a sleeping Susan, who's paws you can see on the side of the … Continue reading Sleepy kitties
While doing my evening rounds, I decided to check the pump shack to see if Rosencrantz' kittens were still there. I have not seen them since that first time. I didn't see them, but Junk Pile was following me around - growling the whole time. Then, as I passed the junk pile, I saw Junk … Continue reading I touched a kitty!
What a lovely day today turned out to be! The area we have the picnic table set up for painting is near where the cucamelons are planted. After painting last night, the girls checked them out and spotted baby cucamelons! When I'd checked them earlier, they weren't even blooming. Of course, I had to check … Continue reading Cookout, cats and cucamelons – what a beautiful day!