I had quite the crowd greeting me when I headed out this morning! Of course, they immediately abandoned me, once there was food! 😀 I will have to be more careful when I do this. One of the spice boys slipped into the sun room without my noticing, and got trapped! Thankfully, one of my … Continue reading Procrastinating
We did it! We were able to finish the winter shelter for the outdoor cats' kibble containers! The only thing it needs now is to be painted, which will probably wait until spring. Of course, things didn't quite go to plan, but that's pretty much how everything goes! 😀 One of the first things we … Continue reading Progress: kibble house is done!
There was quite a crowd of kitties this morning! There are 12 cats in this picture. Happily, Rolando Moon is still hanging around, busily hissing at any cat that comes near. We haven't seen Creamsicle in a while, though. I hope he is all right. The cat butt sticking out of the entry is a … Continue reading Progress: sun room door and cat kibble shelter
Well, most of what I intended to get done today, happened. Plus, some unplanned stuff got done. 🙂 There was quite the crowd around for breakfast - and not all of them are in this photo! Most of them came out of the cat shelter, which was quite gratifying to see. They were hungry enough … Continue reading Almost to plan
As I write this, I'm having a hard time wrapping my mind around how not-late in the day it is. 😀 It feels like it should be early evening. Granted, part of that might be the lighting out my window North facing window right now. It's looking a bit dark out there, even though it's … Continue reading A good morning!
I am happy to say that I got the window for the old basement built - with considerably kitten interruptions! While I did that, the girls installed the new kitchen faucet set. It turns out there are no shut off valves on the water. They had to shut off the main valve for the entire … Continue reading Window, interrupted
Our current heat wave continues. At 5pm, we reached 28C/82F with a humidex of 34C/93F, and we continue to get warnings for heat, flash floods and high water. Looking at the weather radar, however, it doesn't look like the storms will hit us. We'll be lucky to get rain. Usually, these systems come in from … Continue reading Coping with the heat: building a screen “door”
After the owner of our visiting goat had to leave, we needed to figure out how we could make use of the chicken wire he left behind for us. I knew there was a pile of wood in the barn, and I thought there might be some 2x4s on the bottom. As soon as we … Continue reading Building a goat catcher!
I've been planning to do this for a while, and finally had the chance today: making lemon cheese. I'm using a recipe I found here. Do check this site out. Especially if you're interested in different ways of preserving food, though there is lots more there, too. After sanitizing my equipment, I started heating the … Continue reading Making lemon cheese and a hanging rig