Our 2021 Garden: the garlic beds

My older daughter and I headed out for a walk, and we decided to go ahead and remove the plastic covering our garlic beds. When looking up how to plant winter garlic, all the resources said to cover the garlic with a heavy layer of mulch. What none of them did was mention when to … Continue reading Our 2021 Garden: the garlic beds

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