This year, I've been allowing various things to come up in between the sidewalk blocks by the sun room, instead of taking the weed trimmer to them, to see what is there. Quite a lot of flowers have come up through the cracks and crevices between the rain barrel and the clothes line platform. Most … Continue reading Just One
While picking cucalmelons this morning, I found a little friend! We've been seeing LOTS of frogs about this size, every time we to go through the garden beds. Usually, they hop off too quickly for me to get photos, but this one didn't move! He was even okay with the cucamelon leaves being pulled aside. … Continue reading A little friend, and change of (medical) plans
Over the past while, I've been adding another coat of Plasi Dip to the ends of the picnic table legs. I stopped adding more coats yesterday, but have continued to spray the cracks in the rain barrel. Basically, I plan to empty that can on those. 😀 This is about 5 or 6 coats. I … Continue reading Picnic Table Progress
After looking up and confirming when to start harvesting cucamelons, I went ahead and picked the largest ones. The fruit doesn't grow larger than 1 or 2 inches, and we read that if they are left too long, they get really seedy. Which makes sense. Aren't they adorable? There was just enough for 2 each, … Continue reading Cucamelons: first taste!
Normally, I would not have done clean up on a Sunday, but the chokecherries needed to be picked, and we couldn't get at the two trees with the ripest berries. Which turned out to be 4 trees... 😀 Here are the ones behind the garden beds where the old wood pile used to be. The … Continue reading Clean up: to the chokecherry trees
This morning, I applied the first coat of spray-on rubber to the legs of the picnic table, and the cracks on the rain barrel. This is the product I am using. I have never used this stuff, or this brand, before. It was the only one on the shelf, so it's not like I had … Continue reading First coat
It was a hot day to be taking my mother for her medical appointment in a van with no air conditioning! It was already cooling down when I took the above screencap. 28C/82F, with the humidex bringing it to 35C/95F From the weather radar, I don't expect to get that predicted thunderstorm; it appears to … Continue reading Melting
It had been a while since I'd seen the outside kittens, so I was happy when they showed up this evening. Little Braveheart had follow Junk Pile to the food bowls by the house, but ran off when I came out. They hung out by the steps into the storage house, before hiding in the … Continue reading Fur baby progress!
As we work on clearing, cleaning and reclaiming the yard and planting our first garden beds, I've been keeping a close eye on details to keep in mind for the future. Things that will help us decide what needs to be done next, what to change or what to keep the same. This morning, I … Continue reading Comparisons
Today, the girls held down the fort while I headed out early to take my mother for a doctor's appointment - her first since things were just starting to shut down. Most appointments were being cancelled - thankfully, not hers - and they were only doing phone appointments. The clinic is still doing "walk ins" … Continue reading A hint of what this August looks to be like