Well, that didn't take much at all! With the help of my younger daughter, we got the shut off valve installed on the hot water pipe. Ha! Just kidding. My daughter did all the work. I took pictures and passed her things. The first thing we needed to do was take off the "clamps" holding … Continue reading Shut off valve installed!
While topping up the yard cat's kibble trays last night, I actually got to pet a kittie! The fact that Rosencrantz let me pet her, for a change, probably helped, but Nosencrantz still looks pretty unsure of the situation! 😀 The lure of kibble was enough for her to ignore me petting her while she … Continue reading I pet Nosencrantz!
After giving my hips a chance to recover, it was time for more manual labour today! Today, I decided to do a bit more cleanup around the junk pile, so I could access some dead trees that need to be taken down. Here is how it looked before I started. We have our ongoing battle … Continue reading I was hoping to avoid that
While heading out to do my evening rounds yesterday, I topped up the cat kibble - and got invaded by kittens! There is only one adult cat in the kibble house in the above photo, plus Rosencrantz and her two are at their private dining area under the shrine. All three litters of kittens were … Continue reading Our 2021 garden; more firsts – and SO many kittens!
Today, I was able to get back to working on our first low raised bed. The first thing I had to do was scrounge through a shed and the barn, looking for something I could use to support the long sides and prevent them from bowing outwards once the bed is full of soil. I … Continue reading First low raised bed, part two: done!
As always during my morning rounds, I checked on the various beds to see how things are growing. This most mature of our Red Kuri squash has ceased growing in size, and is just beautifully deepening in colour as it ripens. While it's neighbour is getting bigger. We won't have a lot of mature winter … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: progress and pruning
The last few days have been cooler and damp. Thankfully, we have not needed to do any watering at all of late. I think some of the plants in our garden have gotten confused! 😀 We are finally getting some "big" Tennessee Dancing Gourds. Most have been turning yellow, soft and falling off before reaching … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: progress
After all the wonderful rain we've been having, I just had to go and check out some areas beyond the outer yard. Of course, that included the old gravel pit! Here's a slideshow, covering just over 3 weeks, from being newly dug out to today. The first photo was taken the day the pit was … Continue reading Checking things out
While checking on the sunflowers this morning, I found one of the Mongolian Giant seed heads finally starting to open. I had actually expected this one to open up first. Look how dark the middle is! Hard to believe this is the same type of sunflower as this... They look completely different! One of the … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: morning in the garden
It was too dark to take progress photos last night, so this is how the dead spruce tree I took down looked when I was done for the day. When I get back to it later today, I'll be using the mini chainsaw (cordless pruner) to finish de-branching it. Depending on how things go today, … Continue reading Clean up: dead spruce, so far