We were having a lovely rain when I headed out to do my morning rounds. Though we have been getting the odd showers for the past while, things were still starting to dry out. With the high winds yesterday, I actually watered the old kitchen garden, when I noticed all the beet greens were wilted. … Continue reading Unexpected harvest, and other things
While doing my rounds this morning, I decided it was time to do some pruning and clean up around the squash and melons. With the summer squash, I cut away a lot of the bottom leaves, and anything dead or dying. The zucchini didn't really need it, but the sunburst squash needed quite a bit. … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: some pruning and cleanup – and we are forewarned!
I had a very happy surprise this morning, as I headed out with kibble for the yard cats. One of Junk Pile's kittens was in the cat's house, looking at me through the window! Unfortunately, it ran out and off before I could get a photo. To I have these, instead. Rosencrantz, Nosencrantz and Toesencrantz … Continue reading Morning kitties, and mystery burrow
Well, it looks like we're down another bird feeder. This is all I could find this morning. The top cap and the base. There is no sign of the seed canister and the frame. The canister is somewhat understandable. It's just clear plastic, so it would be harder to see if it ended up under … Continue reading Morning Mystery
Gosh, it was so lovely to do my rounds this morning! It has finally cooled down (for all the rain we had yesterday, it was still hot and very muggy!), and as I write this, it's a lovely 17C/63F outside. There is the possibility of more rain, then things are expected to get hot and … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: progress, and some mysteries
While doing my morning rounds, I made sure to check the tulips. Nothing has been showing up on the tulip cam, trying to get at them again. There are files of cats passing in front of the camera, and one of a skunk running along the lilac hedge, as if something had startled it, but … Continue reading Morning Mysteries
My older daughter and I went for a walk, and decided to head through the pasture, towards the plowed field. This was the route I took to check how much I could see of the fire from the night before, and I'm surprised I missed this. I may have been distracted by seeing a bald … Continue reading Another mystery
So this lends weight to the "defective tire" theory. I checked the trail cam files from yesterday. With the one camera, there just isn't a view of that tire, but with the other... I cropped this from a screen cap of the video. It's the best I could get. Even taking into account that the … Continue reading Well, now
Over the past couple of months, we've been finding cats - usually Tissue - batting around something metallic sounding on the floor. On checking to see what was making the unusual sound, we have been finding all sorts of nails and screws! The cats (probably just Tissue, but we're not 100% sure) have been digging … Continue reading The things we find, and a whole new level of mystery!
Image source Well, I'm back from taking the van to the garage. I should be happy. I really should. As I write this, we are still at -21C/-6F with a wind chill of -30C/-22F. Before heading out, I made a point of starting the van, then headed back inside to give it a good 15 … Continue reading Of course…