After yesterday being such a crappy day, I'm happy to say that today was much improved! This morning, I found several bright bits of sunshine in the garden. Several of our summer squash blossoms are now fully open! There are just male flowers right now, so it's still too early to expect baby squash, but … Continue reading A much better day today, and what will I do with these?
Yes!!!!! We managed to finish transplanting tonight! I thought we might have to move beyond the squash tunnel, but since these will be trained to climb, we were able to plant them closer together than we normally would, and they all fit. Also, I was sure we had the little pumpkins to transplant. I was … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: corn, gourds, squash and melon transplants DONE!!
Temperatures were supposed to cool down today. I suppose they did, since we didn't reach 30C/86F , however as I write things - at almost 7:30pm - the temperatures have dropped to 25C/77F, from 27C/81F, earlier. At least we did get a bit of rain early this afternoon; between that and the wind, it … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: bean beds ready
Part One here. After the girls finished planting the Strawberry Spinach, they went ahead and spaced out the concrete blocks to they would run from end to end across the garden. The gaps in between were fairly large, so they had the idea of filling them with bricks and brought a bunch over. I liked … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: old kitchen garden, part two
I was going to have to head into town this afternoon, so I made sure to get out and continue working on the garden beds as early as I could. I didn't think to take a picture until after I'd hauled loads of soil onto one of the beds. Before I started on the soil, … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: got them done, thanks to a new “toy”
The forecast for today has changed, and we are expected to be even warmer than originally predicted. Before trying to get my husband to the lab in town for his blood work (he never even got to the counter to get his requisition; the line up was out the door, and was moving so slowly, … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: new, layered bed
Since I went and build up a bed and walkway yesterday, I kinda had to continue today! 😀 Here is where I left off, yesterday. The goal was to create another bed with compostable material buried in it, and make a second walkway. The first thing that had to be done was to break up … Continue reading Fall clean up: preparing the second garlic bed
So our washing machine is being weird. It agitates, but when it gets to when the drum should spin and water drained, it just... doesn't. It's possible the drive belt is off. We can't check it yet. The laundry that was in the machine had to be hand wrung out and went into the drier. … Continue reading Washer woes, and some progress
First, I must apologize. I didn't get a single kitten picture today, to share with you! I never had the chance. I did visit the kittens, of course. One of the first things I do in the morning is head down there with fresh water for them. When I opened the basement door, Beep Beep … Continue reading Productive
Today, while the girls worked on the replacement sun room door, I was able to get some progress what will be a new garden bed. I normally like to take lots of before and after pictures, but today, I decided to experiment. I have a little Gorilla Pod with a phone holder, so I set … Continue reading More garden bed progress – and an experiment