Today, we definitely heated up fast! I was outside early to do my rounds, the watering, and hardening off the seedlings, managing to finish before things started getting too hot. We easily reached 30C/86F and probably went a bit higher. We even got heat alerts, and air quality warnings for those places dealing with wildfires … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: beating the heat, transplants, potatoes and … stalking goldfinches?
After getting the Dorinny corn planted yesterday, we could take a break from manual labour in the garden for a day or two. Which makes this the first Sunday I've been able to take as a day of rest for a while. Well. Sort of. For some reason, I did not sleep last night. At … Continue reading This is me, taking a break from the garden…
The girls were able to come out and give me a hand this afternoon, so things got done a lot faster. Especially for me, when they booted me out of the garden and into the house. Apparently, I was looking pretty sun burned! Not feeling it, though. 😉 In my focus on watering, I've been … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: haskap and corn plot status
This morning, none of the kitties were cooperative about getting their pictures taken, so I had to settle for something that didn't move. Much. 😉 While doing my rounds these days, I check all the areas we planted things in the fall. I found more garlic coming up under the mulch, but we're still leaving … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: Checking the haskap and planning ahead
I was out doing my rounds a lot earlier than usual, though I skipped tending to the kittens for later. My husband needed to go into town to get his blood work done - something that has been postponed several time already - and we were planning to get there for when the lab opened. … Continue reading Our first haskap berries
We got some gardening done today, and in the process I made a point of seeing how the haskap bushes are doing. The male haskap is leafing out very enthusiastically! It's looking very healthy. The female... ... is struggling. I couldn't even get the camera to focus on those skinny little branches. It is still … Continue reading Haskap conditions
She spent the night sleeping in front of our door, ignoring the shelter I rigged up for her. Shortly after 7 this morning, I looked out the kitchen window to see a very chilled man in a hoodie, sitting at the front step, very diligently not making direct eye contact with the goat, a container … Continue reading Yes, there’s still a goat at our door
Okay, so I've managed to upload enough pictures to complete a few posts - if not in the way I originally planned! There are power outages in the area due to the storm so I figured, if I'm going to do it, do it now! A few days back, I was able to get some … Continue reading Pretty… and deadly?
We've got some decent progress around the yard over the past few days. The haskap bushes have been transplanted. Getting them in was not without it's casualties, however. While digging one of the holes to transplant into, I hit some roots from the Chinese Elm. I was able to break some up and get them … Continue reading Clean up: prepping and planting
Things are getting busy all over the place! Including in our maternity ward. Beep Beep and Butterscotch were both nursing their babies when I came in this morning, but that didn't last long. It's getting harder to get pictures of Butterscotch's babies, as they are moving around so much faster now! When I came back … Continue reading Getting active