This morning, I was a bit late doing the outside part of my morning rounds, having taken the time to finish the second hoop to cover the rain barrel by the sun room. On checking the rain barrel by the garden, it seemed to be okay, but I did find a very minor leak from … Continue reading Garden rain barrel, follow up
This morning, I emptied the can of Plasit Dip on the cracks in the rain barrel. Yesterday, I found a couple of hoola hoops at a dollar store in town, and this afternoon, I dug out the role of window screen mesh we found while cleaning out the basement. I hadn't quite figured out how … Continue reading Garden rain barrel, done!
It's finally done! This morning, I touched up the scratches we found after we flipped the picnic table upright again. This evening, we moved it over by the fire pit. It will probably be moved again, the next time we do a cookout and figure out where is the most useful place to position it … Continue reading Picnic table, done!
For the past while, whenever I've had the chance, I've been looking for what I might need to fix the front outside tap. At first, it would spray water when we shut the water off, so we just left it on. It made it more convenient when using the hose, anyhow. Then, after the end … Continue reading Front tap, finally fixed!
Over the past while, I've been adding another coat of Plasi Dip to the ends of the picnic table legs. I stopped adding more coats yesterday, but have continued to spray the cracks in the rain barrel. Basically, I plan to empty that can on those. 😀 This is about 5 or 6 coats. I … Continue reading Picnic Table Progress
After several coats on of paint on the outside, and one on the inside, the screened window for the old basement is now fully cured and back where it belongs! It's one thing to have that bright blue on something that is in the yard. Quite another to have it on something that is part … Continue reading The window is in
This morning, I applied the first coat of spray-on rubber to the legs of the picnic table, and the cracks on the rain barrel. This is the product I am using. I have never used this stuff, or this brand, before. It was the only one on the shelf, so it's not like I had … Continue reading First coat
This evening, I remembered to grab a box of screws so I could get the newly painted bird feeder back up. I did have an unexpected problem, though! The feeder had been moved to the top of the picnic table, so that wire frame it was on could be used to hold the screen window … Continue reading Bird feeder is up!
When we first moved here, three winters ago, there was a bird feeder mounted on a metal post at the opposite end of the flower garden where we currently have the platform feeder. One of the first things I noticed about it was that there was a rock sitting on one corner of the base. … Continue reading Prepping old bird feeder
First, the cute stuff! Beep Beep is such a good mama! The kittens have taken to napping under the couch regularly. Beep Beep can just barely squeeze under there, herself. A little while ago, my daughter saw her squeeze part way there, then start wiggling oddly. Moments later, some sleepy kitties came out. She then … Continue reading A little bit of progress