As we work on clearing, cleaning and reclaiming the yard and planting our first garden beds, I've been keeping a close eye on details to keep in mind for the future. Things that will help us decide what needs to be done next, what to change or what to keep the same. This morning, I … Continue reading Comparisons
After bringing my mother home from the hospital yesterday (I called her this morning and she is doing well today, and did not have any episodes during the night), I'd gone to the hardware store in her town to pick up the paint we needed to finish the replacement door for the sun room. I … Continue reading My new toy
For those new to this blog (welcome! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂 ) we have made a couple of attempts at making mead. If you want to read more about how that went, you can visit here for the first attempt, and here for the second. Both links are for bottling day, but have links … Continue reading Another taste test, for comparison
What a lovely day today! Okay, according to The Weather Network, it's -17C/1F with a wind chill of -27C/-16F, but I've been outside for the past while, in full sun and sheltered from the wind, and it was feeling downright tropical out there! Unlike yesterday, this morning I had all sorts of cats to greet … Continue reading A new path, and comparisons
The temperature outside is not the only thing was was warming up today. This is what I saw when I looked out our bathroom window this morning. Pretty sure that's Big Jim in the empty water bowl. 😀 Also, they are absolutely shredding the piece of Styrofoam I've got partially holding up their cat cave … Continue reading Warming, and comparisons
While walking around the maple grove with my daughter (and finding mushrooms growing on trees! Will post those later...), I found myself looking at the lonely little Colorado Blue Spruce near the main garden. Here is how things looked about a month and a half ago. This first picture was taken at the very end … Continue reading A visible difference
I must admit, I've been very spoiled for the last decade or so. Today was one of those days of realization. Why? I went shopping for Easter. When we were living in the city, it was such a simple thing to run out to the grocery store. We'd found stores that carried things, or varieties … Continue reading Spoiled!
These are the hotcakes I made yesterday. This is what I did with Sir Sour Alot last night. Today, I made more hotcakes, using the transformed Sir Sour Alot. These are the results. First up, this is what Sir Sour Alot looked like, after a night in the oven with the light on. This is … Continue reading Alaska Sourdough Hotcakes: comparison