Normally, I would not have done clean up on a Sunday, but the chokecherries needed to be picked, and we couldn't get at the two trees with the ripest berries. Which turned out to be 4 trees... 😀 Here are the ones behind the garden beds where the old wood pile used to be. The … Continue reading Clean up: to the chokecherry trees
It's a hot day today, but it's going to get even hotter throughout the week, hitting above 30C/86F in a few days. Plus, I'll be doing a lot of driving throughout the week. I figured if my brother could be out baling hay in this heat today, I can prune some deadwood! There were two … Continue reading Clean up: deadwood
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
If all goes to plan, by the time this post is published, I should be in the city with one of my daughters, doing half of our monthly shop. While going over our list, we realized we will have to split it into two trips. Of the various outdoor projects we need to work on, … Continue reading Prepping the picnic table
Before I start on how things went with the clean up, I have another update. I just got off the phone with Canada Cartage - the company shipping our new washing machine. They didn't receive it at this end, so they will call us with a new delivery date when they have it. I might … Continue reading Reclaiming space: sun room part 2, and the old kitchen
The girls took care of a huge job for me, in emptying out the old kitchen! Well. As much as it will be. Here is how it looks now, while we take a break and get out of the heat. When we first moved here, my younger brother had his larger freezer where the one … Continue reading Clean up: reclaiming the old kitchen
Today, I finally started on a job that should have been done at the start of spring! Between the rain and the heat wave, and various appliance catastrophes, we just never got to it. It's still 24C (75F) out there as I write this, so it was still uncomfortably hot for the work, but it's … Continue reading Reclaiming the sun room: part one
Yesterday, things were a bit cooler and finally nice enough to start a fire in the fire pit! I've been putting small branches and the invasive vines I've pulled up into there since last summer, so it felt good to finally burn that stuff away! While I was at it, I decided to clean up … Continue reading Clean Up: fire pit ring
Okay, I am beyond excited right now! The new stove is in, and it's absolutely fabulous!! Yes, it did also take a couple of hours to get it done, but not for why you might think. First off, moving the counter turned out to be a lot easier than I feared. Once I moved the … Continue reading New stove is in!
I'm happy to say that, yesterday evening, when things started to cool down a bit, we got a couple of big jobs finished. The first was to finish cleaning up the pile of branches pruned from the apple trees. My awesome daughters actually finished the job by cutting up the largest pieces. Except that one … Continue reading Catch up, and kitties!