Today turned out to be a lovely day. Sunny, and at a high of 8C/46F, warmer than predicted. It made it very hard to believe that there is a storm and blizzard coming our way, starting tomorrow! While my phone's weather app has been saying a blizzard was coming since yesterday, it was only until … Continue reading Scrambling to catch up, and a court update
With today looking to be our last warm day before winter, we wanted to get as much done outside as we could. This time, our focus was on the pea trellises, as they will be used again next year. This is how it looked before we started. My older daughter isn't working on commissions for … Continue reading More garden clean up
I headed out early today, for my court date with our vandal. It's been a year, minus a day, since my first court date regarding my application for a restraining order was scheduled. It was a very, very long day. No, it's not resolved. But before I get into that, I will talk about something … Continue reading Manual labour is good therapy, and a court update
While it was a warm day today, it wasn't quite warm enough to work on garden beds, so once the outhouse floor was done, I focused on doing a number of small jobs around the yard. One of them was to replace the grass mulch on the garlic beds with a thick layer of straw. … Continue reading More fall clean up, prowlers, and there’s a stranger in town!
As our day warmed up in the afternoon, I took advantage of it to get some stuff done outside. Now that the sign's lettering is done, I used the paint, which I chose for its durability, to get the floor of the outhouse painted, first thing. The first thing to do was remove the remarkably … Continue reading Our “second bathroom”; painting the floor
We're having another lovely, mild day with sunny skies. A perfect day to get more done outside! My main goal for the day was to finally build the third low raised bed box and set it up. The ground is starting to freeze, though, so I couldn't make quite as deep a "foundation" as with … Continue reading Boxes, tubers, broken tools and… cows!
A while ago, my daughters cleaned up the beds in the main garden area while I worked elsewhere. I'd asked for photos, but thought they'd forgotten to take any. One of them, however, did remember to get before and after pictures, and recently passed them on to me. So here is some of the cleanup … Continue reading Back Tracking a Bit, and Looking Ahead
Today, I took advantage of the lovely, warmer than forecast weather we are having, to clean up and redo the tomato bed. Here is how it looked when I started. This is a new bed, built this spring, and I was very happy to see how deep and strong the roots on the tomato plants … Continue reading 2022 garden preparation: fixing up the tomato bed
Oh, my goodness, what a difference having that new chainsaw made! But before I could break it in, I needed to drag down the stuck tree, so I could use the wood in the high raised bed. Thanks to my husband very securely attaching the hooks I got to the rope I got - rope … Continue reading High raised bed – it’s done!
While things were still pretty wet from rain this morning, I used some of the stuff I picked up yesterday and worked on the outhouse. The chain latch was something we already had in the basement, and the handle was something I picked up yesterday. I got a second one that I put on the … Continue reading Our “second bathroom” – little details