Window Down

When doing my morning rounds, I make a habit of checking various things, looking for fallen branches, weather damage, etc. This morning, I found this. This is the back window to the "basement" of the storage house. The cats - and skunks! - use it to get in and out, so we put an old … Continue reading Window Down

Today’s progress: high raised bed and half a carrot bed. Plus, a robocall with a difference!

One of the things about living our here is that phone calls are pretty rare things. We like it that way. Every now and then, we'll get a robocall. Sometimes, from political parties, for conference call town hall meetings, or urgent messages telling us that we are about to be arrested by Canada Revenue for … Continue reading Today’s progress: high raised bed and half a carrot bed. Plus, a robocall with a difference!

Our “second bathroom”; footing

Today, temperatures dropped quite a bit from yesterday's warmer than forecast day. We reached a degree or two warmer than forecast, with rather high winds. I used it to do a bunch of jobs outside. One of them was to finish putting rigid insulation around the bottom of the house, in preparation for winter. The … Continue reading Our “second bathroom”; footing

First low raised bed: part one. It’s good to be flexible!

This evening, I finally got around to working on the first of the low raised beds in what had been our garlic beds this year. The boxes are ready and waiting, and the beds had been left for any weeds to get larger, so they would be easier to pull. The plan: dig out all … Continue reading First low raised bed: part one. It’s good to be flexible!

Our 2021 garden: tending the old kitchen garden

As much as I love all the rain we've been having, I was happy to have a mild, sunny day to get some work done outside. I finally got around to tending the big L shaped beet bed in the old kitchen garden. This bed has had almost no tending, since we put the floating … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: tending the old kitchen garden

Clean up: our “second bathroom”, part one

Today turned out to be a very pleasant day, weather wise, so I used it to do a job that I've been avoiding for a long time. I started cleaning up our "second bathroom." Yup. The outhouse. Now, we do have plans to build an outdoor bathroom that can be used should we ever lose … Continue reading Clean up: our “second bathroom”, part one