There's nothing like heading outside to do my morning rounds, and being greeted by so many kitties! It's going to be hard to tell those tabbies apart. 😀 Ghost Baby even made an appearance this morning. She is very shy and skittish, so I didn't try to move any closer to get a photo. My … Continue reading Ghost Baby appears, and that’s a LOT of dill!
Yesterday afternoon, I headed out to gather a few vegetables from the garden. There were sunburst squash to pick, as well as some beans. We're still getting enough purple beans to harvest to make for decent sized meal portions for the four of us. There were a few green beans, too, and about five yellow … Continue reading Late bloomers
Most of the squash are blooming like crazy right now. The Red Kuri/Little Gem winter squash is especially showy right now. Isn't that gorgeous? Unfortunately, there is still just the one squash that is developing. There are so many little ones like this, but they have been dying off without getting much bigger. Then there … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: Finally!
Apparently, we got rain last night. I have my doubts. Apparently, we got rain while I would outside, watering the garden, too. That would have been nice, but all we had was hot, muggy, thick air. *sigh* One of the awesome things about gardening is how fast things can grow. We've got a whole bunch … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: how it looked this morning
Woo hoo!!! Our first peas have started to bloom! While doing the evening watering, I found two pea plants with flowers on them. Both among the green peas. Nothing on the purple peas, even though they were planted earlier. Most of the green peas aren't even tall enough to start climbing the trellis! 🙂 The … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: first pea blossoms!
After yesterday being such a crappy day, I'm happy to say that today was much improved! This morning, I found several bright bits of sunshine in the garden. Several of our summer squash blossoms are now fully open! There are just male flowers right now, so it's still too early to expect baby squash, but … Continue reading A much better day today, and what will I do with these?
A patch of my mother's flowers that she still constantly asks about is now in full bloom. These are all about 3 feet tall. Can you make out the two markers hidden in them? That's where the haskap berries are planted. The flowers are actually cleared away from around them, and they're still hard to … Continue reading Full bloom
This year, I've been allowing various things to come up in between the sidewalk blocks by the sun room, instead of taking the weed trimmer to them, to see what is there. Quite a lot of flowers have come up through the cracks and crevices between the rain barrel and the clothes line platform. Most … Continue reading Just One
Oy, what a day it's been! Our high of the day was reached at about 4:30 pm! 32C/89F, with the humidex putting us at 36C/97F. We're not going to be cooling down much, even overnight, either. At least there's a wind, and on the weather radar, it looks like we'll at least get some rain … Continue reading Growing things, wins and losses
Well, when it came to the mad dash to get the lawn mowing started, it was mosquitoes 0 : rain 1 😀 The bug spray actually worked this time. 😀 Thankfully, I didn't have to charge the battery on the riding mower, and could get started on that right away. I got rained on a … Continue reading Evening round up