Last night, our temperatures dipped to -5C/23F. I'm not sure what to make of that, though. When I checked my app during the night, it said it was snowing, so I opened the garage cam app to see. Snowflakes are lit up by the infrared flash. There was no snow. I checked the weather radar, … Continue reading Monthly shop half done, and is it dead?
My goal for this morning was to get the soil over to where we're planting the Dorinny corn, before things got too hot. Normally, I don't have breakfast until after I'm done my morning rounds, but I cut those short to quickly eat before I started hauling dirt. I probably should not have taken the … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: first corn block and mulberry are planted!
Today has been one of those days of getting things done that were also enjoyable. Like a morning spent converting feed bags into grow bags while watching/listening to videos about crossbow safety. More listening than watching, since I was, after all, hand stitching the bag bottoms into shape. 😀 I also got to enjoy watching … Continue reading Fun stuff and catalogue review
Yes, it's only the middle of November, but the girls and I are already planning for next year's gardening. We learned a lot in our first year of gardening here, and will be using that information as we expand our food growing. We have several goals and things we keep in mind when deciding what … Continue reading Garden plans for 2021
One of the things I've been checking every morning of late, is how the crabapples are doing. In the row of trees by the spruce grove, there are really just two trees that we can use. The others have such small apples, they'll be left for the birds and the deer. One of these two … Continue reading Crabapple status
As we work on clearing, cleaning and reclaiming the yard and planting our first garden beds, I've been keeping a close eye on details to keep in mind for the future. Things that will help us decide what needs to be done next, what to change or what to keep the same. This morning, I … Continue reading Comparisons
This spring, the cherry tree near the house has many flowers. Unfortunately, they did not translate into very many cherries this year. There are just a few, scattered about. Walking past it today, I noticed some seemed to be nice and ripe. After trying a couple, I picked the rest that I could reach, and … Continue reading Tiny harvest
We've got all sorts of things growing right now. Of course, the kittens are growing into ferocious little ankle biters. They also love climbing on and clawing the grandpa slippers. 😀 Once outside, I checked the new garden bed and discovered carrots! Unfortunately, there are also plenty of other things sprouting. At least the thistles … Continue reading Growing things
Of course, we have the furry wormy kind. They are quite liking the new set up. The kittens will wobble their way all over, then go back to their little bed for cuddles with Mom. So far, it looks like all the kittens are male. There is only one, mini-BeepBeep, we haven't been able to … Continue reading Two kinds of babies
Yesterday I was finally able to grab the step ladder and pick some of the last apples that are pick-able for my mother. The cats were VERY interesting in the bag! Especially Cheddar! 😀 I was able to pick all the crabapples from the one tree, where the apples were the biggest and they had … Continue reading Critter of the day, plus apples for my mother