Since we had to go into town today to pick up prescriptions, we added in as many errands as we could think of, so we wouldn't have to come back any time soon. Which would have been a moot point, since one of my husband's prescriptions can't be filled until tomorrow (one of the highly … Continue reading A couple more steps closer!
Doing my rounds this morning is, for the most part, getting easier as the snow melts. There are just a couple of shaded areas where sheets of ice and formerly hard-packed snow suddenly giving way under my feet, have made walking somewhat more dangerous! It also means that, while the water between the house and … Continue reading Water, water, everywhere, and in recovery
Usually, my daughter works a short shift on Sundays, so I spend time in town as part of keeping Sunday as a day of rest. It feels weird to not be doing that, but the pharmacy is now closed on Sundays. It's also totally messing with my sense of time! 😀 When my husband called … Continue reading A day of rest – and crochet yarn bowls!
After all the snowmelt yesterday, we had ourselves a few skating rinks around the yard! The ice wasn't quite thick enough to hold my weight as I did my rounds. Boy am I glad I found those rubber boots. Even if I had to cut the tops. Wider would have been nice, too, but at … Continue reading Drainage
Having received shipping confirmations for the seeds we ordered, the girls and I have been talking about just where we are going to plant what we're getting, and what we need for what we're getting. In the two years we've been here, we've been working at reclaiming neglected spaces before we could even consider planting … Continue reading Garden layout plans
While doing my rounds this morning, I was able to take a closer look at the bird bath. Throughout the winter, when chipping ice out to add water, I've been very careful not to touch the bird bath itself. It already had cracks showing on it, and now that the ice is melting away again, … Continue reading That looks like it’s toast…
Today, it was back to the old basement to finally do something about the old hot water tank that died on us, shortly after we moved here. A job that didn't go as well as I'd hoped in some ways, while better than I hoped in others! 😀 Here is the state of the tank, … Continue reading Clean up: old hot water tank
I went into town today, driving my daughter to work. We got there at our usual 10-15 minutes early, but there were already several cars in the parking lot, and people standing by the doors. I've seen this before, but not with so many people. Weird. Since I was in town anyhow, I made a … Continue reading More baking, and my daughter works in a tent now
Among the many things we are interested in doing in the future is making cheese. We already make yogurt cheese (see here and here) whenever we make yogurt, which can be used right away, but we're interested in making cheeses that need to be aged. Which requires a place to age them. Like a cheese … Continue reading Gathering Data: future cheese cave?
Welcome to my "Recommended" series of posts. These will be weekly - for now - posts about resources 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 are posted, … Continue reading Recommended: Cordwood Construction