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
Okay, so my last post actually uploaded, so here's hoping this one works, too! I mentioned previously that the girls and I have been going over the layout of the grounds we have to work on, trying to figure out where we will be planting things. Today, I worked up a new diagram on the … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: Layout
Today, I was finally able to continue setting up cat proof greenhouses in our unused fish tanks, to start seeds. What I wanted to do was line the tanks with rigid insulation where they were near walls. Since there is no way to lower the lights to be closer to the seed starts, I was … Continue reading Converting the fish tanks into greenhouses, part 5: all set up and pretty much done
Today, I found the self adhesive felted pads that I wanted to use on the covers for the fish tank. I found them while looking for something else, of course. 😀 Here is where, on the tank, I want them to sit. The bar across the middle has extra surface area in the corners of … Continue reading Converting the fish tank to a cat proof greenhouse, part 4: padded
Yes! The big tank now has its cat proof covers! The second one was much faster to build than the first. 😀 For those who are new to this blog *waves hello* you can catch up on the project with part one and part two. Links will open in new tabs, so you don't lose … Continue reading Converting the fish tank to a cat proof greenhouse, part 3: covers done!