I realized I've neglected to take progress photos of some of our garden beds, so I got a few this morning. Here are our two potato beds. I was shooting blind, because my phone's screen went completely black in the sunlight. Still, you can see the potatoes among the mulch, separated by a path of … Continue reading How does the garden(s) grow?
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
When I got back from the city with our new washing machine, I just had to go around back to see how the painting went for the girls. The first coat of paint is done! You know, when I first picked up this shade, I was afraid that once it was on large surfaces like … Continue reading Blue
While the tech was here to try and figure out why our secondary internet account wasn't working (more about that on another post), my daughter and I got started on the scrubbed and fully dry picnic table. First, we set up her tent! Once we moved it over the table, she got the paint ready … Continue reading Picnic table progress: painting started
First, the cute stuff! Beep Beep is such a good mama! The kittens have taken to napping under the couch regularly. Beep Beep can just barely squeeze under there, herself. A little while ago, my daughter saw her squeeze part way there, then start wiggling oddly. Moments later, some sleepy kitties came out. She then … Continue reading A little bit of progress
I am happy to say that I have finally finished my first attempt at carving! Yay! My trip into town was successful, in that I found a teeny tiny tip for my Dremel. Saffron made sure to check it out, too! I discovered something when I went to put it on my Dremel, though. It … Continue reading Carving progress: it’s finished!
Today, I had a chance to work on cleaning up one of the areas around where we are planning to build a cordwood outhouse. Here is how it looked, when we left off last. Basically, I'd managed to clear around an old tree stump, and not much else, before being driven indoors by the heat. … Continue reading Clean up: more progress
My plans to continue mowing and, hopefully, reclaiming more overgrown areas nice and early got delayed a bit. We had an unusually heavy dew this morning, and cooler temperatures kept it from evaporating until well into the afternoon. However, progress was made! Remember this area? I hiked up the lawnmower, and was able to clear … Continue reading Outer yard progress: more reclaimed
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