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!
Today was a nice and quiet day, so maybe it was as close to the life of our cats as we humans can manage! 😀 Just look at Keith! He is such a calm and quiet cat. We brought him indoors to better treat his eyes; they were never as bad as his brother David's, … Continue reading Oh, to have the life of our cats
Yesterday, I made another batch of bread using the old dough stored in flour as a starter. I did change things up a little bit, though. One of the things about trying to recreate how my grandmother did this is, I'm relying on my mother's childhood memories. There would definitely be things my mother never … Continue reading Babcia’s Bread Experiment, part 9: a few changes
I was so excited to finally get our bulbs this morning! Here are the three varieties of garlic we ordered. I appreciate how they add things to the label, like "best for roasting" , "rich, spicy flavour" and "big cloves with bold flavour". This is what 1 pound of each variety looks like. I wasn't … Continue reading Fall planting: the garlic is in!
The replacement door to the sun room is back up again! Of course, things went wonky in the process. At this point, I expect nothing else! I don't know if you can tell, but we ended up adding yet another piece of wood under the bottom hinge. The gap there was still massive. And yet, … Continue reading Replacement door: hung
Today I did some work on my mother's car, to help prepare it for winter. For those less familiar with some of the things many of us Canadians need to do to our vehicles so they better survive our winters, most vehicles here have, at the very least, a block heater. That's all our van … Continue reading So many cords…
It's been rather windy for the past few days. We certainly won't be needing to mulch the bulbs we planted! They're getting an excellent cover right now. 🙂 We've got a bit of a challenge in winterizing things outside. One of the things that needs to be done is to replace the rotting skid under … Continue reading Fall cover, and working out a problem
So I had a few pleasant surprises this morning. And one not so pleasant. When I headed out to do my morning routine, I had a rush of outside cats come running as soon as I opened the door! And who was in the lead? Little Braveheart! She ran right up to me. She still … Continue reading Morning surprises, and is the hard cider okay?
I recently harvested the two biggest heads of sunflower seeds that were done blooming. They are now hanging in the basement to dry, where the birds can't get at them. As for the rest of them, we've got seed heads at all stages! Not all will have time to mature before the growing season ends, … Continue reading Stages of sun