Taking advantage of a break to quickly post! My attempts at getting kitten pictures has been a failure today. Those little buggers move fast! 😀 So do flowers, actually. At least with the winds we had when I was doing my rounds this morning! These delicate little wildflowers have burst into bloom now. It's interesting … Continue reading Gotta be quick!
One of the things I've been keeping an eye on has been the grape vine I accidentally cut, then hoped to root. It didn't make it. The rest of it seems to be doing just fine, though. Just look at those adorable baby grapes! 🙂 Things have cooled down quite a bit, after we got … Continue reading Didn’t Make It
Welcome to my “Recommended” series of posts. These will be weekly – for now – posts about resources and sites I have found over the past while that I found so excellent, I want to share them with you, my dear readers. 🙂 Whether or not I continue to post these, and how often they … Continue reading Recommended: Self Sufficient Me
At least, we hope it is the final frost! With the sun rising so early this time of year, much of it was already melting away, but there was certainly plenty in the shady areas. It made the weeds look very dramatic! 😀 Butterscotch took advantage of my checking on the mulched sunflower rows. She … Continue reading Final Frost
Well, when it came to the mad dash to get the lawn mowing started, it was mosquitoes 0 : rain 1 😀 The bug spray actually worked this time. 😀 Thankfully, I didn't have to charge the battery on the riding mower, and could get started on that right away. I got rained on a … Continue reading Evening round up
Today has been a lovely, cool day! Perfect to get those sunflowers done. I had assistants. When I started filling the holes with the soil mixture, the Potato Beetle decided to sit his butt over one of the next holes! My first thought was that he was taking a dump and I went to push … Continue reading Gardening progress: sunflowers are in!
This morning, when checking the soaking carrot seeds, I FINALLY spotted some roots! For those who are new to following this blog (welcome!), this video shows the technique I am trying. https://youtu.be/qZo4GpjswhU The first thing I needed to do was make the conrstarch gel. I noticed in the comments that people found the ratio in … Continue reading Garden progress
We got some gardening done today, and in the process I made a point of seeing how the haskap bushes are doing. The male haskap is leafing out very enthusiastically! It's looking very healthy. The female... ... is struggling. I couldn't even get the camera to focus on those skinny little branches. It is still … Continue reading Haskap conditions
So it looks like my plans to plant the potatoes today is not going to happen. We were expecting rain, but it has turned out to be colder than forecast. While the rain has been light, it has been pretty constant. Which is fine. It just means we have to spend less time soaking the … Continue reading Change of plans, and a new crib
Today I took my husband into the city for a medical appointment, but of course I had to check the kitties, first! They are getting more and more active! We're going to have to put them in something deeper, soon, so they don't start crawling around the basement. At their size, there are too many … Continue reading I know what I’m doing tomorrow!