Yesterday, looking at the weather radar, I had expected that we would catch the edge of a weather system that was being pushed up from the southeast. Which is what usually happens. Instead, the system ended up going right over us, and we had heavy rain all day and most of the night. We are … Continue reading Bee rescue, and new sign started
While doing my rounds this morning, I was specifically looking to see how things held out after the colder than predicted overnight temperatures a couple of nights ago. Quite a few heads are at that drooping/maturing stage. Others are still in their early stages of blooming. It isn't unusual, in these cooler mornings, for me … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: sleepy bee, a pretty harvest, and more rain to come?
I wasn't going to harvest our potatoes yet, since they can stay in the ground until after we get frost. It is, however, Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada, and dangit, I want to have some of our own potatoes! 😀 The fingerling potatoes are still growing, but the Yukon Gem and Norland potato plants are … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: two kinds of potatoes
We got a pretty substantial rainfall last night. We are supposed to continue to get rain through today and into tomorrow, too. Which means I won't be getting much done on the raised garden bed, but that's okay. We need lots more rain - and hopefully get the mild, wet winter the Old Farmer's Almanac … Continue reading Our 2021 garden; what a difference rain makes! Plus, a possibility
If you're on Facebook, you know how they pop things into your news feed that you posted, X number of years ago today? Yesterday, I saw one of those, with a photo I posted, three years ago. After a snowfall. Not only have we blown past our average first frost date of Sept. 10, but … Continue reading More garden surprises
While doing my rounds this morning, I found a strange thing at the gate. The twine was caught around the lock and the caribiner, which usually hangs over one side of the gate, was hooked onto the chain link. Right off the bat, I knew this was NOT our vandal. If it were, there would … Continue reading At the gate, and after the rain
Check out what I was able to gather this morning! There are quite a few more of the purple beans buried underneath. They have been, hands down, the most prolific bean producers, and if the weather keeps up the way it has been, we will be picking beans for at least another week or two! … Continue reading Morning harvest, and getting named
Gosh, it feels like such a long day today. It always does when we do our city shopping! I am so glad we only do this once or twice a month! But first... Kitties! I just have to share some adorable photos with you. 🙂 ❤ I got my morning Ginger cuddles! He does not … Continue reading Cat heaven, basement flood update, and our monthly shop
This morning was the day! After sitting in water, with some molasses and a touch of salt, for a couple of days, our Giant Puffball spores were ready to be used to inoculate an area. The instructions just said to pour over grass, but I did do two things to prepare the area we decided … Continue reading Giant puffballs done, and an unexpected autumn
Okay, I should have done this yesterday, or at least earlier today, but too many other things kept distracting me away. So now I finally have it started. Puffball slurry. The spores in the packet are done the same way as the morels were; as little grains. The package instructions said to put water in … Continue reading Mmm… puffball slurry!