Chive Blossom Vinegar is done

Well, we had at least one good thing happen today. I was able to finish the chive blossom vinegar. The bottle has had two weeks in the cupboard to infuse. Any time we went into the cupboard for something, we'd turn the bottle upside down a few times, to get the blossoms out of the … Continue reading Chive Blossom Vinegar is done

Our 2021 garden: squash tunnel, day two

Well, I'd hoped we could actually finish the squash tunnel today, or at least get the side cross pieces at the top done, but we didn't get quite that far. But, progress was still made. Most importantly, we got the supports up in the post holes. In refilling the post holes and tamping the soil … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: squash tunnel, day two

Our 2021 garden: squash tunnel build, day one

Not that long ago, we were dealing with freezing temperatures. Now we've got a heat wave! Today's high was predicted to be 24C/77F. Instead, we reached 28C/82F. Tomorrow's high is supposed to be 28C... does that mean we'll be going to break 30C/86F? 😦 Hot as it was, we needed to get started on the … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: squash tunnel build, day one

Our 2021 garden: beans are in, and first spinach protectors

Once again, our temperatures have lurched from one direction to the other! From days cold enough for the furnace to turn on, and overnight lows below freezing, we're back to the heat. It's past 7:30pm as I write this, and our temperature is still at 24C/75F. A week from now, we're expected to hit 31C/88F. … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: beans are in, and first spinach protectors

Our 2021 garden: building the first pea trellis

We had a beautiful warm day today - prefect for working outside! Our peas are among the things that require the most preparation before we can direct sow them, so we decided to focus on building trellises for them. After looking over some design ideas, drawing some sketches and making some decisions, I headed out … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: building the first pea trellis

Our 2021 garden: making grow bags

One thing about our internet being a problem is that we're really learning what browsers and websites are data hogs of one type or another. Chrome is better than Firefox, and WordPress is just awful. Not just the editor, but simply trying to view other WordPress blogs. I don't know what they're trying to do … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: making grow bags

Converting the fish tank to a cat proof greenhouse, part 4: padded

Today, I found the self adhesive felted pads that I wanted to use on the covers for the fish tank. I found them while looking for something else, of course. 😀 Here is where, on the tank, I want them to sit. The bar across the middle has extra surface area in the corners of … Continue reading Converting the fish tank to a cat proof greenhouse, part 4: padded

Babcia’s Bread Experiment, part 10: No Knead bread

A while back, we tried a recipe for overnight bread, which you can read about here, and find a link to the original recipe we used. I then tried an "over day" version, using the dough baby from my Babcia's bread experiment. It was fantastically successful! We've made it again, as a pretty basic no-knead … Continue reading Babcia’s Bread Experiment, part 10: No Knead bread

Converting the fish tank to a cat proof greenhouse, part 2: changed plans

Yesterday, I got started on making covers for our big fish tank, to keep the cats out. Today, I assembled the first one. Of course, things did not go to plan. Does anything ever? 😀 One of the things I needed to figure out was how to secure the hardware cloth to the frame pieces, … Continue reading Converting the fish tank to a cat proof greenhouse, part 2: changed plans