The winds finally died down today, and we were able to prep for the giant sunflowers we will be planting. To recap, these are being planted for several reasons. One is to have seeds for the birds over the winter (and for ourselves, if we want). Another is to create a wind break and privacy … Continue reading Garden progress: setting up for sunflowers
We're having another wild and windy day! Still, stuff needs to get planted. I made a quick trip into town and my errands included stopping at the hardware store. Their garden centre was open, so I checked it out. I couldn't resist. I bought some muskmelon transplants. Muskmelon is a type of cantaloupe that I … Continue reading Gardening progress
Today, I finally got a chance to continue working on the replacement door for the sun room. Cutting out recesses for the hinges. To line them up with the recesses that are already in the door frame, I dragged the broken door over and lined it up with the replacement door. After making sure they … Continue reading Replacement door progress: almost there!
I got a little reminder today, of why I need to start using the sun room as a greenhouse. The cats have already knocked the mini-greenhouse over once, and despite our best efforts at making sure the bottom of the plastic is pushed under the frame, the cats are determined to get in. Especially Susan! … Continue reading Progress: sun room door and garden stuff
Our windy day continues! While we have a few millimeters of rain predicted for this evening, as I type this, I am hearing thunder rolling, and just saw a flash of lightning out my window! Here's hoping we don't loose power while I'm working on this post! 😀 I have continued working on the section … Continue reading More Lilac Wood, in progress
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!!!
Soooo close to getting the basement done! Okay, not completely done, because there are still weird things all over the place, but that can be taken care of slowly over time, even after we've set up for cats. So, done enough! I decided to make use of the remaining shelves of the plastic shelving units … Continue reading Clean up: basement progress – the final stretch!
The girls did a wonderful job in the basement, while I was baking bread! They got the big stuff moved back to the now-bleached and dry corner, the wire mesh over the counter to the unfinished bar, and a lot more cleaning, sweeping, scrubbing and vacuuming of cobwebs. 😀 Here are the before and after … Continue reading Clean up: more basement progress
My daughter and I got a whole bunch of progress done in the basement. Unfortunately, we're at that stage were, in order to work on new areas, we have to shove things into areas we'd already done a lot of clearing. Which means that, other than the area we worked on, the rest of the … Continue reading Clean up: basement progress. Honest!
The girls and I were able to get quite a lot of progress in the new part basement yesterday, and I was able to get into a particular area of concern today. Here is our progress from yesterday. The biggest progress isn't even visible. We were able to get all the cans of paint and … Continue reading Clean up progress, and that’s kinda horrifying