First up, I want to share a couple of photos from our living room camera. This one was taken a few days ago. With the birdseed running out, there have been much fewer visitors of late. Which means that, of the ones that do show up, they are less active and easier to get photos … Continue reading Critters, and technical difficulties
When things started to cool down, I did a check around the yard to see how things were. No surprise at all to find that, having taken down a dead tree trunk recently, the still living but broken branch is was supporting has come down. Unfortunately, it hasn't broken completely. The break is way too … Continue reading Down it goes
As we dealt with the cows this morning, I phoned up the renter to let him know about his broken electric gate. Later in the morning, before heading to town to meet my brother and his wife for lunch, I took a quick walk around. Fresh tire tracks in the tall grass showed me that … Continue reading Oh, Dear
The bush growing at the clothes line platform is now in full, enthusiastic bloom! My mother told me the name of this, but I can't remember it at all. The Re-Farmer
So my darling husband (picture me speaking with a rictus grin) cheerfully comes traipsing into the bedroom and wakes me up with a "so, are there supposed to be cows in the yard?" What a way to be awakened! No. There are not supposed to be cows in the yard. He had been hearing the … Continue reading Good Moooorning!
I have just finished working on the bushes in the west yard, near the fire pit, for the day. It's not finished, but there is a storm moving in, and I did get the big stuff done. So I have after pictures I can show you. I actually went deeper in then I'd intended to. … Continue reading Clean up: after
After cleaning up in the bushes near the fire pit yesterday, today's goal was to access the gate by the fire pit, before continuing in that area. We needed someplace to pile the wood we're cleaning out. Before I could start on that, though, my younger daughter and I made a trip into town. She … Continue reading Clean Up: Firepit area gate
Yesterday, I'd done the south lawns, including along the fence line and behind the "spare" house (more as a space to turn around with the mower, than to cut anything, since there's barely any grass there). Today, I set aside hoses, picked up branches, and so on, before I finished mowing the rest of the … Continue reading Look what I found
With all the yard work we've been doing over the past while, I've been really appreciating all the blooms. The ornamental apple trees and plums are long since finished blooming, but now we have all sorts of flowers, scenting the air! Right by the sun room door is this white rose. There are others in … Continue reading Yard in Bloom
With predictions for rain tomorrow and storms the day after, I decided that this was my day to try and mow the lawn. Of course, nothing is quite that simple around here. When I got outside, I was greeted by... ... a reminder of one of the reasons I stopped liking Chinese elm. There are … Continue reading Trimming, clean up and… NOT mowing the lawn?