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!
Yesterday, things were a bit cooler and finally nice enough to start a fire in the fire pit! I've been putting small branches and the invasive vines I've pulled up into there since last summer, so it felt good to finally burn that stuff away! While I was at it, I decided to clean up … Continue reading Clean Up: fire pit ring
This spring, our sump pump is actually going off pretty regularly. Which is great, because it means we have moisture in the ground. The last two springs, I think it went off only once or twice, aside from when we drained the hot water tank into it. Which brought to my attention some damage to … Continue reading Some winter damage to fix
Woohoo!!! It's done! The girls and I made a push to finish tonight and, as I write this, we now have two very pregnant cats in the new "maternity ward". Before we hauled out all the stuff waiting by the stairs, my daughters and I went rifling through a shed and the barn to see … Continue reading Clean up: basement – Done!!!
I know I should be in bed right now, but I had a few setbacks. Problems with the van being the most obvious one, but also, I had difficulties typing. My husband got evidence as to why. Susan decided she absolutely HAD to drape herself across me as I tried to type. She particularly felt … Continue reading Easter preparations and difficulty typing
I'm happy to say that I was able to deliver a little care package to my mother for her Easter. I called right after dropping off my daughter to see if she needed anything at the grocery store, but she was able to order everything she needed from the grocery store and have it delivered. … Continue reading Easter preparations and successful finds
Today, while the girls continued to work on the basement (I have yet to go down to see their progress!), I worked on baking our Easter bread. Then, since I was baking anyway, I made some sourdough soda bread, and another double batch of what has become my usual standby, a basic bread recipe modified … Continue reading Easter preparations: baking day and frozen ground