Along with the three types of garlic that came in, my daughters' flower bulbs arrived. The tulip collection included 10 bulbs each of Orca, Pinksize and Brownie, and 8 bulbs each of Black Hero, Pamplona and Vanilla Coup. There was also 6 bulbs of Gardenia Daffodil. So while I was having fun working in the … Continue reading Fall planting: the last of the flowers, plus other progress
This morning, I finally harvested all of the grapes. There is actually a zucchini and a couple of patty pan squash under there! I'm really happy with how the grapes did this year! Our first summer here, we didn't even know we had grapes at all, at first. We even had some to pick, then … Continue reading Harvest
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?
I just got back from a much needed walk outside, to do at least part of my evening rounds. I would happily have stayed out longer, but the mosquitoes were out in their masses, and I didn't want to cover myself with bug spray, this late in the day. While out, I checked on a … Continue reading Babies of a different sort, and wasted day
Things have been hot for the past few days, and will continue to be hot for the next while. It's not even noon as I write this, and we're already at 25C, with a "real feel" of 29C. We've also had a lot of thunderstorm warnings, but aside from one quick pass, they have been … Continue reading Finally getting rain – and, ouch
It was a pleasant evening tonight, and I decided to take a walk around the yard, to enjoy the longer daylight. I go distracted and ended up clearing and trellising the grape vine. Well. A temporary trellis, as least. I also made a discovery. The first thing I needed to do was drag out the … Continue reading Clean Up: grape vines – a discovery