Along with the three types of garlic that came in, my daughters' flower bulbs arrived. The tulip collection included 10 bulbs each of Orca, Pinksize and Brownie, and 8 bulbs each of Black Hero, Pamplona and Vanilla Coup. There was also 6 bulbs of Gardenia Daffodil. So while I was having fun working in the … Continue reading Fall planting: the last of the flowers, plus other progress
It has been a rather productive afternoon! The first order of business was to test out my new tool on the sun room door frame. I had gone into town to look at mini planers, but while perusing my options, I chose this tool, instead. It's a shaver. The shaving plate looks rather like a … Continue reading Progress: sun room door frame, and bird feeder support post
A whole bunch of little things happening today. The kitties were happy to see me this morning! 😀 I did find the missing food container that had been in the entry to the cat house. It is, indeed, still in the cat house, but somehow got dragged well into the main space, in an area … Continue reading This and that
We had a light frost last night, and have frost warnings for tonight, but today was a gorgeous day to get work done outside! We reached a high of 15C/59F, which is an ideal temperature, I find. The first thing on the list was to work on the platform bird feeder. It has been just … Continue reading Fall Clean Up: the platform bird feeder
The girls and I made our trip into the city. While I didn't need anything myself, I did take advantage of the trip - and summer clearance prices. While we had cleaned and painted the old wooden bird feeder and replaced it on its metal post, not a lot of birds are using it. I … Continue reading New bird feeder support, and adventurous kittens
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!
When I got back from the city with our new washing machine, I just had to go around back to see how the painting went for the girls. The first coat of paint is done! You know, when I first picked up this shade, I was afraid that once it was on large surfaces like … Continue reading Blue
When we first moved here, three winters ago, there was a bird feeder mounted on a metal post at the opposite end of the flower garden where we currently have the platform feeder. One of the first things I noticed about it was that there was a rock sitting on one corner of the base. … Continue reading Prepping old bird feeder
When it was time to refill the suet feeder, I found I was unable to tip the support pole over, so I could reach it. The base is frozen to the ground! Since the snowy ground is too uneven to try bringing over something I could stand on, I just put the suet directly on … Continue reading Photo of the Day: Score!
This boy's got 'tude!