With bringing a yard cat into the house to have her kittens, instead of using the sun room as a maternity ward, has us facing some different challenges. In the sun room, as the kittens got bigger, they had a fairly decent sized room to run around in, and still be safe from other critters. … Continue reading The new kitty pool
Today, it was time to transplant some of the squashes we started from seed indoors. I am really hoping we're not jumping the gun, here, but many were outgrowing their Jiffy Pellets and really needed to get in the ground. In the future, for things that need to be started so early indoors, I am … Continue reading Gardening progress: transplanting
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!
Woohoo!!! It's done! The girls and I made a push to finish tonight and, as I write this, we now have two very pregnant cats in the new "maternity ward". Before we hauled out all the stuff waiting by the stairs, my daughters and I went rifling through a shed and the barn to see … Continue reading Clean up: basement – Done!!!
First, the back ground, for those who are new to this blog. (Welcome!) All links will open in new tabs, so you won't lose your place. 🙂 Mead Baby, reduxMead Baby 2.0: active fermentation Mead Baby 2.0: it's a temperature thingMead Baby 2.0: temperature success We've been keeping a close eye on our baby mead, … Continue reading Mead Baby 2.0: second fermentation
Mead Baby 2.0 has had its first night in the new set up. About an hour or so before heading to bed, I checked the temperatures. The ambient temperature had dropped to about 13C, while the ferment dropped to 17C, so I turned the heating pad on for about an hour. I checked again, first … Continue reading Mead Baby 2.0, overnight temperature status
Yes!!! It worked! Mead Baby 2.0 is now tucked away in a corner of the living room. I cleared off one of the shelves that were in the house when we moved here - it used to be a TV, back when they made the boxes out of real wood - that is next to … Continue reading Mead Baby 2.0: temperature success!
It's been pretty cold lately, which means the house is pretty chilly, despite the thermostat setting (and I'm not about to crank it because bits and pieces of the house don't get heat). The carboy is set up near an interior wall in the dining room, which has one heat vent across the room, under … Continue reading Mead Baby 2.0: it’s a temperature thing
We had some new, furry visitors to our feeding station this morning! This is a first for us to see raccoons! 🙂 They are so fuzzy!!! Like round little bears. 😀 This morning, I also figured out a way to let the mama cats out of the sun room, while keeping the babies in. I … Continue reading Bonus critters, and a kitty gate
I've been able to spend more time outside in the last few days. Aside from cleaning up the downed branches in the yard and burning them in the fire pit, this has mostly been assessing things and making decisions. I was checking around the garden area and could clearly see where the deer were coming … Continue reading Seasonal things