Of the first sunflowers that we planted, several of them are now taller than me! Unfortunately, the smaller ones from the second planting are still having deer issues. Right next to the nearest sunflower in the above picture is this one. This is one of the ones that had had its head bitten off a … Continue reading Sunflower finds
I was a bit late doing my rounds, so it was starting to get a bit dark. Which made finding this, that much more dramatic! It was NOT blooming this morning! When checking the squash beds, I have been keeping an eye on the back row, trying to decide with of the surviving plants are … Continue reading White
With all the lovely rain we had yesterday, I could see the squash really appreciated it! This is one of the recovering squashes that recovered after frost damage to our first transplants. We've got baby yellow zucchini! This is the first of the summer surprise squash mix that we can actually see what it is. … Continue reading Yellow
With Junk Pile's babies starting to use the spirea to hide in, I moved a food dish near the area. This morning, while Junk Pile was by the house, waiting for me to refill the kibble, I saw her mostly white kitten, sitting on the mulch by the grapes. It's not the white kitten in … Continue reading Two kinds of babies
Yesterday was a day where the weather lurched from pouring rain to brilliant sunshine! Things had cleared up enough that I even turned my computer back on again for a while. The weather radar looked like we would be getting rain, but the more severe parts of the system would miss us, again. Then, part … Continue reading Storms done, and pretty things
It was shortly after 1 am and, as I was lying awake in bed, something I was seeing finally soaked through my heat-numbed brain. Lights. Flashing lights, out my north facing window. The sky was lighting up, over and over, hardly a break in between! Constant flashes of lightning. My West facing window was open, … Continue reading After a wild and crazy night!
After the heat we've had for the past while, it actually got remarkably chilly last night. It was great! I had some concern about how it got for the kittens, but the basement is pretty good at remaining a constant temperature. This morning, I took one of the long boxes that held pieces of my … Continue reading Morning roundup, and I’m a tree!
Welcome to my “Recommended” series of posts. These will be weekly – for now – posts about resources and sites I have found over the past while that I found so excellent, I want to share them with you, my dear readers. 🙂 Whether or not I continue to post these, and how often they … Continue reading Recommended: Self Sufficient Me
The kittens were too active to get good photos this morning. Plants, on the other hand, are much more co-operative. The first potato leaves have made their way through the mulch! Yay! Sadly, we are also down another sunflower. We found another one with just a stem, the leaflets gone. Total count is one less … Continue reading First!
The kittens now being able to climb to the top of the stairs makes visiting them in the morning rather treacherous! Getting into the basement is difficult enough as it is, with the door opening over the stairs the way it does. Doing it while juggling a pitcher of fresh water, a bucket for the … Continue reading Morning battles! and, a rescue?