Last year, we made apple cider vinegar using the bright red apples from just one tree. The result was a delicious, delicately pink cider vinegar, and we were looking forward to making it again. There was just one problem. The instructions we followed said to put the jar in a dark place, so we tucked … Continue reading Prepping a cap for an airlock – using the tools at hand
Last night, while heading out to do my evening rounds, I had a little surprise - a stinky friend coming out of the sun room! I wanted to use water from the rain barrel, but Stinky had other ideas! 😀 He is not, however, the furry friend I was alluding to in the title. While … Continue reading Furry friends, and making do
As I write this, I'm having a hard time wrapping my mind around how not-late in the day it is. 😀 It feels like it should be early evening. Granted, part of that might be the lighting out my window North facing window right now. It's looking a bit dark out there, even though it's … Continue reading A good morning!
Our current heat wave continues. At 5pm, we reached 28C/82F with a humidex of 34C/93F, and we continue to get warnings for heat, flash floods and high water. Looking at the weather radar, however, it doesn't look like the storms will hit us. We'll be lucky to get rain. Usually, these systems come in from … Continue reading Coping with the heat: building a screen “door”
My brother, being the wonderful person that he is, came over to remove the rusted out screws on the trailer frame with an angle grinder. I told him about the box for an angle grinder I'd found in the garage. The one with human teeth in it. He figures that is probably the strangest thing … Continue reading What a job!
Feeling rather haggard this morning, so I'll start with cuteness, first. When I saw Big Rig lying on her back, sleeping, I just had to get a picture. Unfortunately, I woke her up in the process, but she didn't move much. 😀 After rigging up walls around the kitty pool, we waited until the kittens … Continue reading Well, that didn’t work
After the owner of our visiting goat had to leave, we needed to figure out how we could make use of the chicken wire he left behind for us. I knew there was a pile of wood in the barn, and I thought there might be some 2x4s on the bottom. As soon as we … Continue reading Building a goat catcher!
No, we didn't find the source of the knocking in the van. We picked up the van, dropping off my mom's car at the same time, then did a quick trip to the grocery store before we had to pick Two-Face up from the vet. My daughter also made an appointment to get our original … Continue reading Found it!
Woohoo!!! It's done! The girls and I made a push to finish tonight and, as I write this, we now have two very pregnant cats in the new "maternity ward". Before we hauled out all the stuff waiting by the stairs, my daughters and I went rifling through a shed and the barn to see … Continue reading Clean up: basement – Done!!!
Things warmed up a bit today, and we got a bit of snow. It won't last long; tomorrow, the temperatures are supposed to dip again. After some consideration of what materials I had available, today I finally built an insulated shelter for the outside cats, as an extra layer of protection in the sun room, … Continue reading Use Watcha Got cat condo!