This morning, none of the kitties were cooperative about getting their pictures taken, so I had to settle for something that didn't move. Much. 😉 While doing my rounds these days, I check all the areas we planted things in the fall. I found more garlic coming up under the mulch, but we're still leaving … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: Checking the haskap and planning ahead
Today is the first Sunday of Advent. Leyendecker is undisturbed by human regulations and restrictions! 😀 Normally, our tree would have already been decorated, and the Advent wreath, with its candles, set up. It doesn't look like we'll be able to have a tree this year. The cats just seem to wait until we're not … Continue reading This is going to be an odd Christmas
First up, Happy Thanksgiving to all our visitors from the US! I hope you are having a wonderful day! 🙂 Today was my day to go into the city for our monthly stock up. I was really dreading it. I'm part of a local, private, online group where people around our province share where it … Continue reading Half shop, and bubble!
Every year, before we are ready to decorate our artificial Christmas tree, we dig it out of storage and set it up. The idea is to get the cats used to it being there, and we get a chance to remind the older cats, and train the newer cats, that this is NOT a thing … Continue reading Foiled?
Before I start, I want to say Powitaninia! Dziękują za odwiedzanie! to my sudden spike of new visitors from Poland. To jest cudowne mieć wy tutaj. Today is going to be a busy day for us - and it was a busy day of cats this morning! On the list of things to do is … Continue reading Preparing for Thanksgiving
Last year, we made apple cider vinegar using the bright red apples from just one tree. The result was a delicious, delicately pink cider vinegar, and we were looking forward to making it again. There was just one problem. The instructions we followed said to put the jar in a dark place, so we tucked … Continue reading Prepping a cap for an airlock – using the tools at hand
When we first moved here, three winters ago, there was a bird feeder mounted on a metal post at the opposite end of the flower garden where we currently have the platform feeder. One of the first things I noticed about it was that there was a rock sitting on one corner of the base. … Continue reading Prepping old bird feeder
We are back from our city shopping trip and stocked up with most of what we need. We will still have to make another trip to get the rest. After that, we should be set for the month, and anything we need, we can get locally. I am hoping my mother's car will be ready … Continue reading Morning finds
If all goes to plan, by the time this post is published, I should be in the city with one of my daughters, doing half of our monthly shop. While going over our list, we realized we will have to split it into two trips. Of the various outdoor projects we need to work on, … Continue reading Prepping the picnic table
We have been talking about using the fire pit to do an actual cookout tomorrow (weather willing!). That will require a trip into town to pick up things we want to cook over a fire, so I cleaned out and modified the fire pit today. The first thing to do was empty out the ashes. … Continue reading Fire pit mods, done!