I got to see the kittens again this evening, but this morning, I had quite the critter surprise! To top up our potato grow bags, I headed to the outer hard with the wheelbarrow, with the tools needed to rake up some grass clippings for much, and get a load of garden soil from the … Continue reading Some critter surprises
Today, we finally saw Butterscotch's kittens! They were in the junk pile by the house. Her favorite kitten spot. Whether they've been there this whole time, or if she recently moved them there, I don't know, but the girls spotted them today. There are four of them. My younger daughter had gone out to check … Continue reading Butterscotch Babies!
I wanted to share some photos from this morning's rounds, but first, some photos from last night. May I introduce you to, The Three Croissants. Nicco, Beep Beep and Susan, all nestled together! Can they get any cuter? 😀 While putting things away for the evening, I noticed my mother's lilies had started to bloom. … Continue reading Just some stuff. 🙂
Before I headed out to do my morning rounds, we had already hit 25C/77F. By the time I was done, it was already 30C/86F! Thankfully, there was still a breeze and some shade, so it didn't feel too bad. I made a couple of discoveries in the garden this morning, but before I get to … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: more firsts, and silly kitties!
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
We had a cold, wet night last night, and this morning, all of the outside cats where there to greet me. Even the shy ones! Ghost Baby, in the back, is the shiest of them all, still. We still don't know if Ghost is a he or a she, but if it's a she, she … Continue reading Morning kitties – and morning carnage!
Today being Sunday, I normally avoid all unnecessary work. With the weather turning nice, it became a day to get back to hauling dirt, so we'll have something to direct sow and transplant into, so that counts as necessary work! Tomorrow is supposed to get quite hot, so I wanted to get as much manual … Continue reading Our 2021 garden, interrupted
Today, we definitely heated up fast! I was outside early to do my rounds, the watering, and hardening off the seedlings, managing to finish before things started getting too hot. We easily reached 30C/86F and probably went a bit higher. We even got heat alerts, and air quality warnings for those places dealing with wildfires … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: beating the heat, transplants, potatoes and … stalking goldfinches?
My goal for this morning was to get the soil over to where we're planting the Dorinny corn, before things got too hot. Normally, I don't have breakfast until after I'm done my morning rounds, but I cut those short to quickly eat before I started hauling dirt. I probably should not have taken the … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: first corn block and mulberry are planted!
Just before heading inside after finishing up with the gardening, I saw a very, very filthy Creamsicle Jr go by! So of course, I had to try and get some photos. When he first went past me, I barely recognized him! Gosh, they do love rolling in the dust. I got quite a surprise when … Continue reading Transparent kitty