Okay, so my last post actually uploaded, so here's hoping this one works, too! I mentioned previously that the girls and I have been going over the layout of the grounds we have to work on, trying to figure out where we will be planting things. Today, I worked up a new diagram on the … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: Layout
Yesterday, I made a point of running our van and my mother's car for a while, to warm up the engines. The doors to where my mother's car is parked are sagging, so they open on their own unless they are blocked with something heavy. I've been using one of the many tires scattered about … Continue reading Van stuff, and we have emerged… 😀
Well, the shallot seeds are finally planted! Yay! After adding more water and letting it soak overnight, we were left with a sort of peat slurry! 😀 No fear of the seeds not getting enough moisture, this time! To contain any potential mess, I set up inside the under-bed storage container that will eventually be … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: shallots are started!
When heading out this morning, I was on the lookout for Creamsicle Jr., hoping to get as much of a look at his eye as I can. Much to my surprise, the cats that showed up this morning all came from either around the house, or the outer yard. Not a single cat was in … Continue reading Kitty status, and do I dare?
After having to get creative to prepare our first tray of seed starts, we left the tray overnight to give the peat in the K-cups more time to absorb the water. I didn't check it until late morning, and the peat was still dry in the middle! The water was basically staying on top. It … Continue reading Our 2021 Garden: First seeds started! Also, I couldn’t resist. Again.
It's getting chilly again! When I headed out this morning, we were at -21C/-5.8F with a windchill of -33C/-27.4F We'll be getting colder over the next week, before we start going back to normal temperatures again. It's going to be a good time to stay indoors, drink lots of tea, and catch up on my … Continue reading Trending down
Today, I was finally able to continue setting up cat proof greenhouses in our unused fish tanks, to start seeds. What I wanted to do was line the tanks with rigid insulation where they were near walls. Since there is no way to lower the lights to be closer to the seed starts, I was … Continue reading Converting the fish tanks into greenhouses, part 5: all set up and pretty much done
Before I get into various things, I want to share some cute stuff with you, first! Our collection of baskets that had been stored in the big fish tank ended up on top of the piano for now. The cats love to go up there, so I fully expected them to take advantage of the … Continue reading Cute stuff, and some productivity
Well, I've gone and done it. I've made another order from Vesey's Seeds. What can I say? I couldn't resist! Truthfully, the things I ordered today are not for me. They are for my daughters. My excuse is, they both have spring birthdays, so this is my gift to them! Here is what I've ordered. … Continue reading I couldn’t resist
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