Well, we seem to be back to having all the rain systems passing us by again. We are a bit cooler - as I write this, we are at "only" 26C/79F - but our humidex puts us at 33C/91F. Which I suppose helps, as we didn't need to water the garden at all, yesterday. I … Continue reading In the garden, and critters not in the garden
While heading back and forth between garden and house today, passing by the hanging bird feeder, I kept disturbing woodchucks, eating the sunflower seeds on the ground. I saw all four of them today, including the little one the girls had told me about. A few times, there were two of them at the bird … Continue reading Not a happy critter!
Today, we finally have cooler temperatures! According to the hourly forecasts, we should be at about 23C/73F right now, but we're still at only 18C/64F, which is awesome. There are still predictions of rain, all of which have been passing south of us. We desperately need rain. I've been reading about how it's affecting some … Continue reading Smoked out
Okay, I am not a happy camper right now. My daughter and I had started to do the evening watering, and she was at the tomatoes when she saw something on the concrete steps outside our dining room door. We currently have our umbrella tree sitting there, and she saw something go behind the pot. … Continue reading Nooo!!! These critters have got to go!
Today, with repeated warnings for thunderstorms, and even the sound of thunder in the distance, we got only a smattering of rain this afternoon. Barely enough to get the ground a bit wet. 😦 At least we're a couple of degrees cooler than forecast. With the conditions we've had this year, our Rural Municipality officially … Continue reading Our 2021 garden; new seedlings – plus critters
Today was our day to head into the city for out monthly shop, so my morning rounds were a bit earlier than usual. Which seems to confuse the outside cats! 😀 Yesterday evening, when things started to cool down, my younger daughter was a sweetheart and crawled around inside the upside down kibble house, to … Continue reading Kibble house and other progress
I am not a morning person. I never have been. It is not unusual for me to be up at 2 or 3 am. If it were feasible, I would sleep all day and be up all night. When I had a job working the night shift at a gas station convenience store, it was … Continue reading A rough start to the day, and the groundhog battle begins
I got to see the kittens again this evening, but this morning, I had quite the critter surprise! To top up our potato grow bags, I headed to the outer hard with the wheelbarrow, with the tools needed to rake up some grass clippings for much, and get a load of garden soil from the … Continue reading Some critter surprises
My daughter glanced out the kitchen window and wonder, what was that strange cat out... ... that's not a cat. I zoomed in with my phone as far as I could, so the picture quality sucks, but we could see enough to figure out what it was. Shortly after this, it ran under my dad's … Continue reading New Critter!