I missed my daily post yesterday. The day was pretty much a total write off! This is largely why... This screencap was taken shortly before 1pm. We were at 30C/86F with a humidex of 37C/98F, but we easily reached the expected high of 33C/91F and humidex of 39C/102F by the end of the afternoon. The … Continue reading Heat wave continues
I found these in one of the squash beds this morning. Overnight, some mushrooms worked their way through the mulch and, from the looks of the stems in the background, exploded. 😀 The Re-Farmer
I'm glad we got as much of the mowing as we did, yesterday. It has been raining on and off since last night, and today they are predicting thunderstorms, with possible hail and tornadoes (?!?!) this evening and overnight. We may get high winds, but tornadoes are not an issue where we live. Water spouts … Continue reading Today’s roundup: they want out!
Today has been a lovely, cool day! Perfect to get those sunflowers done. I had assistants. When I started filling the holes with the soil mixture, the Potato Beetle decided to sit his butt over one of the next holes! My first thought was that he was taking a dump and I went to push … Continue reading Gardening progress: sunflowers are in!
Today, it was time to transplant some of the squashes we started from seed indoors. I am really hoping we're not jumping the gun, here, but many were outgrowing their Jiffy Pellets and really needed to get in the ground. In the future, for things that need to be started so early indoors, I am … Continue reading Gardening progress: transplanting
We had several deer show up at the feeding station, yesterday evening. We could see more out the back window! https://youtu.be/3UZeRLuS7k0 There ended up being 7 in total, with one last deer popping out from behind the garden shed near the end. 🙂
Today started early for me, as I had to drive to my mother's to take her for an appointment to get her CT scan. She had a requirement to drink a litre of water an hour before her appointment, then restrictions on going to the bathroom shortly before, so I wanted to make sure she … Continue reading Clean Up: mowing the big garden
While doing my rounds yesterday evening, I decided to prune away the dead parts of the mock orange at the clothes line platform. It did so well last year, it's a shame so much of it died over the winter. At the same time, I was happy to see the tiniest of leaf buds struggling … Continue reading Work done, things found and kitten fix
Well, today was certainly a productive day outside! I decided to see how much I could get done on the old kitchen garden today, and ended up finishing the job! So I'm happy. 🙂 When I came out of the house, I startled cats in all directions, including that new grey ball of fluff. A … Continue reading Prep for winter: the old kitchen garden
This afternoon, I got out the weed trimmer and started going around the edges of the yard, in preparation for mowing. I wanted to trim all the way to the end of the row of crab apple trees by the main garden, so I grabbed an extra extension cord. This made for a total of … Continue reading Clearing the apple trees