While doing the evening watering, the girls spotted a couple of little melons last night! I just had to go looking for them this morning. Aren't they adorable? The bigger one is about 2 inches long. I wasn't expecting them to be fuzzy. 😀 These are the Halona melons. Still nothing among the Pixies - … Continue reading Our 2021 garden; made in the shade, and we have melons!
One of the things we've done to deter deer from nibbling things in the old kitchen garden was drape mosquito netting over one end, using existing T-posts at the retaining wall, ropes, and pegs. Basically, it's a tent. We've had two problems with this set up. The first is... well... it's mosquito netting. As expected, … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: netting fix, and we have asparagus!
We managed to get outside for a bit more progress on the garden. One of the things I did was go through where we planted sunflowers last year, and dig out any remaining stumps. I am really impressed with how much softer the soil is. Well. When I managed to not hit any rocks, at … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: squash tunnel, day 3, and progress
Well, I'm certainly glad I decided to switch memory cards on the trail cam over the tulips after I finished my last post. With this camera, if it happens to be recording when I pull out the memory card, I have to manually turn it back on again after putting in the new card. This … Continue reading Testing, testing!
I'm taking a bit of a break from working outside, to avoid the hottest part of the day. We've reached 22C/71F, and our high is supposed to be 23C/74F. One of the things I've been trying to do early in the day is water all the beds that we've planted. I've been concerned about them, … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: last beets, and mulching
After seeing how much the K-cups were drying out, I had to find a way to move them out so they can be watered thoroughly, without over watering the Jiffy Pellets. At our last city shopping trip, I picked up a couple of cheap little baking sheets, to make it easier to move the red … Continue reading Our 2021 Garden: expanding onions
We had another fairly chilly night, but things are definitely warming up again. Enough that the outside cats were all running around by the door when I came out this morning! They were both hungry and thirsty! Even Junk Pile cat didn't quite run away, waiting for some food. The kibble bowls were all empty, … Continue reading Trying again
This morning, I went ahead of my daughter to visit with Ginger, so I could first give the outside cats some warm water. There was a slight delay on that. Since we took the extension cord that was providing power to the cat house, so it wouldn't be in Ginger's way, the heated water bowl … Continue reading Ginger update and… that was weird!
As the temperatures have gotten warmer and the snow melts away, I've been able to expand my morning rounds. Today, I was able to reach the barn and a shed near it, for the first time in months. I had a purpose in mind. One of the things we have found all over the place, … Continue reading Our 2021 Garden: solution found… maybe?
One thing about our internet being a problem is that we're really learning what browsers and websites are data hogs of one type or another. Chrome is better than Firefox, and WordPress is just awful. Not just the editor, but simply trying to view other WordPress blogs. I don't know what they're trying to do … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: making grow bags