This morning, I was awakened by my husband, asking me if there was some trick to starting the washing machine. I think it was a rhetorical question. Our new washing machine, which we've had for only 2 1/2 months, simply stopped working. It won't turn on. Of course, my husband went through the usual check … Continue reading Frosty morning – and a rough start to the day!
Yesterday evening, while doing my rounds and walking around the back of the house, I startled some babies! Butterscotch seems to have moved her kittens from the junk pile to under the garden shed. Her kittens are getting so much bigger and more adventurous, wandering further afield in the yard. I suspect this has something … Continue reading Getting bigger
After seeing how great the sunflowers did, after last night's first frost, it was time to see how the squash beds looked after a day of relative warmth. You can see how all the leaves that got hit with frost have shriveled and darkened. There is some hope, though... For many (not all) of the … Continue reading Frosted carnage, and we’re back to 1 1/2
My husband has an appointment at the heart clinic in the city today, so I was out a bit earlier to do my rounds this morning. As I write this, it's still only 1C (33F), with a "real feel" that has warmed up to -2C (28F) since I last checked. Our high today is supposed … Continue reading Frosted
At least, we hope it is the final frost! With the sun rising so early this time of year, much of it was already melting away, but there was certainly plenty in the shady areas. It made the weeds look very dramatic! 😀 Butterscotch took advantage of my checking on the mulched sunflower rows. She … Continue reading Final Frost
Beautiful blue jay on a beautiful, frosty day.
Pretty blue among the frost.
The cold snap that has been working its way across the prairies has hit us. It was -31C/-23F, with a wind chill of -39C/-38F this morning. At the time I write this, we have warmed up to -29C/-20F with a wind chill of -31C/-23F. The weather alert on my app is still saying wind chills … Continue reading Bitter cold, and sad news
The second day of Christmas came with some of the spikiest frost I've ever seen! 😀