It took almost 5 hours, but I'm done. I've sent photos and info to get cats fixed and adopted out. I had to pause part way through and get a daughter to help me take pictures of Nico and Susan. It took some doing to send these. She wanted it all texted to her phone. … Continue reading Phew! Done!
It's that time of year again! As the year winds down, it's time to review the goals we'd set, see what worked, what didn't and what we want to accomplish next year. Among the goals we had: Starting a cordwood shed to use as an outdoor bathroom, with a composting toilet, to replace the outhouse … Continue reading 2021 Goals: Review and Reset
As our day warmed up in the afternoon, I took advantage of it to get some stuff done outside. Now that the sign's lettering is done, I used the paint, which I chose for its durability, to get the floor of the outhouse painted, first thing. The first thing to do was remove the remarkably … Continue reading Our “second bathroom”; painting the floor
Today worked out to be a longer day than planned. I had intended to do a Costco trip to the city tomorrow but decided that 1) I didn't want to deal with weekend crowds and 2) Halloween is around the corner, and I didn't want to deal with even bigger crowds because of it! So … Continue reading Filling the high raised bed.
Oh, my goodness, what a difference having that new chainsaw made! But before I could break it in, I needed to drag down the stuck tree, so I could use the wood in the high raised bed. Thanks to my husband very securely attaching the hooks I got to the rope I got - rope … Continue reading High raised bed – it’s done!
While things were still pretty wet from rain this morning, I used some of the stuff I picked up yesterday and worked on the outhouse. The chain latch was something we already had in the basement, and the handle was something I picked up yesterday. I got a second one that I put on the … Continue reading Our “second bathroom” – little details
When it became clear we would be using our low raised beds to plant the garlic when it came in, I thought about how much space the garlic we planted last fall had taken, and thought we might be able to plant all three varieties in one bed. Maybe one and a half. Boy, was … Continue reading Our 2021-22 garden: garlic is in!
It was a chilly day for it, but we got quite a bit done cleaning up in the garden today. My focus was on finishing with the abandoned carrot bed that was half done yesterday. This is how it was left lat night. The second half had the Kyoto Red carrots planted, and after the … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: clean up, little harvests and high raised bed progress
One of the things about living our here is that phone calls are pretty rare things. We like it that way. Every now and then, we'll get a robocall. Sometimes, from political parties, for conference call town hall meetings, or urgent messages telling us that we are about to be arrested by Canada Revenue for … Continue reading Today’s progress: high raised bed and half a carrot bed. Plus, a robocall with a difference!
Today, temperatures dropped quite a bit from yesterday's warmer than forecast day. We reached a degree or two warmer than forecast, with rather high winds. I used it to do a bunch of jobs outside. One of them was to finish putting rigid insulation around the bottom of the house, in preparation for winter. The … Continue reading Our “second bathroom”; footing