This morning, my daughter asked me if I'd read the packaging for the terrarium heater we got for the cat house. I had not, so she read it to me, and I just have to share! In case you can't see or read the image for some reason, this is what is says, in "Engrish". … Continue reading Ceramic heating soaks…?
Today, the ceramic terrarium heaters we ordered came in, so when we had the chance, my daughter and I opened up the cat house to put it in. For some reason, I thought the light was mounted on the frame, not the roof! This is a waterproof light fixture of the sort that's meant to … Continue reading Working on the cat house
Little by little, I had been working my way towards the junk pile. With a litter of kittens living in it, it was not as high on the priority list. Still, I'd been clearing access to it, and had even gone digging into it to find scrap pieces of wood. The junk pile is actually … Continue reading Fall clean up: surprises in the junk pile
Since I went and build up a bed and walkway yesterday, I kinda had to continue today! 😀 Here is where I left off, yesterday. The goal was to create another bed with compostable material buried in it, and make a second walkway. The first thing that had to be done was to break up … Continue reading Fall clean up: preparing the second garlic bed
This morning, I was awakened by my husband, asking me if there was some trick to starting the washing machine. I think it was a rhetorical question. Our new washing machine, which we've had for only 2 1/2 months, simply stopped working. It won't turn on. Of course, my husband went through the usual check … Continue reading Frosty morning – and a rough start to the day!
When I cleared out the old wood pile from the yard last year, the soil I found below was a very pleasant surprise. Still, there was a whole lot of clean up that needed to be done this spring, before we could plant anything. We were still finding some pretty strange things in there! The … Continue reading Fall clean up: I think I went overboard!
Today, I finally got to harvesting the garden beds we planted where the old wood pile used to be. This is what we started with, in the spring. You can read about how the garden plots were doing by August, here, so I won't repeat myself in this post. One of the things I've been … Continue reading Harvested: what I expected, and what I got
Some feline adorableness to make you smile. 🙂 When I go outside in the mornings, Braveheart is usually the one to come running towards me. Then she stops and acts surprised that she's so close to me and starts backing off. 😀 This morning, however, she came up to me - and let me pet … Continue reading Morning kitties
Yesterday, while working on the squash beds, I was thinking ahead to working on the beet and carrot beds today. Braveheart (front) and Nostrildamus (rear) both allow me to pet them, and even skritch their ears now - but only after I've provided them with kibble in the morning! Forgetting completely that today was our … Continue reading Forgot about that…
After three weeks (and a day) the crab apple cider vinegar has been strained. For those new to this blog, you can catch up on the process by clicking on the following links. Each should open in a new tab, so you won't lose your place. Part 1: getting startedPart 2: oopsPart 3: progress While … Continue reading Crab apple cider vinegar: straining day