Progress: kibble house is done!

We did it! We were able to finish the winter shelter for the outdoor cats' kibble containers! The only thing it needs now is to be painted, which will probably wait until spring. Of course, things didn't quite go to plan, but that's pretty much how everything goes! 😀 One of the first things we … Continue reading Progress: kibble house is done!

Progress: sun room door and cat kibble shelter

There was quite a crowd of kitties this morning! There are 12 cats in this picture. Happily, Rolando Moon is still hanging around, busily hissing at any cat that comes near. We haven't seen Creamsicle in a while, though. I hope he is all right. The cat butt sticking out of the entry is a … Continue reading Progress: sun room door and cat kibble shelter

Progress: the sun room door is don… AAAAAAaaahhh!!!

This afternoon, with the help of a daughter, we hung the replacement door back up onto the newly painted frame. We lined the hinges up with where they were before, except further in as far as we could go. Just to be on the safe side, my daughter held the door in place while I … Continue reading Progress: the sun room door is don… AAAAAAaaahhh!!!

Making hard crab apple cider: racking day – what happened? (updated: I found out!)

This morning, after doing my morning rounds, I gave the sun room door frame a second coat of paint. Tomorrow, we hang the door back up. I had an audience. 😀 Also, while I was painting, I found that Nostrildamus has figured out to jump over the threshold after it's been painted! 😀 Meanwhile... Today … Continue reading Making hard crab apple cider: racking day – what happened? (updated: I found out!)

Fall planting: the last of the flowers, plus other progress

Along with the three types of garlic that came in, my daughters' flower bulbs arrived. The tulip collection included 10 bulbs each of Orca, Pinksize and Brownie, and 8 bulbs each of Black Hero, Pamplona and Vanilla Coup. There was also 6 bulbs of Gardenia Daffodil. So while I was having fun working in the … Continue reading Fall planting: the last of the flowers, plus other progress

Crab apple cider vinegar: straining day

After three weeks (and a day) the crab apple cider vinegar has been strained. For those new to this blog, you can catch up on the process by clicking on the following links. Each should open in a new tab, so you won't lose your place. Part 1: getting startedPart 2: oopsPart 3: progress While … Continue reading Crab apple cider vinegar: straining day

Crab apple cider vinegar, fermentation progress

Today has been one of those write-off days. Yesterday, we hit 27C/80F. An unexpected result of that is, all number of house flies and other flying insects emerged from wherever they were slumbering in the previous cool, and got into the house. Which meant a night of cats making a ruckus while chasing bugs all … Continue reading Crab apple cider vinegar, fermentation progress