Blue jay among the lilac branches.
It's easy to get excited about things today. As I write this, we are at a balmy -18C !! Okay, the wind chill is at -27C, but that's okay. We're at -18C! And our predicted high is -15C! It's feeling like spring out there! For my friends in the US, -18C is 0.4F, -27C is … Continue reading Oh, I’m so excited!
The most adorable little redpoll!
Finally! The last of our onion seeds have been planted! These were the bunching onions; a variety called Red Baron, from Veseys. They have red root ends instead of the usual white. Using the dampened blunt end of a bamboo skewer made planting the seeds really easy. I could pick up a single seed at … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: bunching onions started, and sprouts!
Yesterday, I made a point of running our van and my mother's car for a while, to warm up the engines. The doors to where my mother's car is parked are sagging, so they open on their own unless they are blocked with something heavy. I've been using one of the many tires scattered about … Continue reading Van stuff, and we have emerged… 😀
Black capped chickadee. The bird hidden in the back is a pine grosbeak.
Well, the shallot seeds are finally planted! Yay! After adding more water and letting it soak overnight, we were left with a sort of peat slurry! 😀 No fear of the seeds not getting enough moisture, this time! To contain any potential mess, I set up inside the under-bed storage container that will eventually be … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: shallots are started!
This morning, for the first time in a while, I did my morning rounds in temperatures warmer than -30C/-22F! 😀 Granted, it was -29C/-20F, and the wind chill was -36C/-33F, but... I'll take what I can get! As I write these, we are at -23C/-9F, with a wind chill of -31C/-24F. We're still getting "extreme … Continue reading It’s a start!
Such a beautiful little white tail buck!
I couldn't resist one last post for today! I must be crazy, considering how hard it has been to upload anything, with our internet constantly flicking out, but I'm waiting for bread to rise, anyhow, so I've got time. 😀 I just had to get some photos of Fenrir, sitting on the light fixture over … Continue reading Just one more…