Today, I went out to get together with some friends. When I got back, the girls were in the old kitchen garden, starting our final harvest! I started off helping with the beets in the L shaped bed, before heading over to quickly do the beet bed next to the garlic. What a difference! In … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: final harvest!
Last night, I heard from one of our neighbours, asking if we were missing some kittens. It seems that several kittens were sighted on the road by our place, and while one was caught, there were others around. They were not ours; by the age estimate, they were about 5 months younger than ours, plus … Continue reading Our 2021 garden, still going!
Well, we seem to be back to having all the rain systems passing us by again. We are a bit cooler - as I write this, we are at "only" 26C/79F - but our humidex puts us at 33C/91F. Which I suppose helps, as we didn't need to water the garden at all, yesterday. I … Continue reading In the garden, and critters not in the garden
Gosh, it was so lovely to do my rounds this morning! It has finally cooled down (for all the rain we had yesterday, it was still hot and very muggy!), and as I write this, it's a lovely 17C/63F outside. There is the possibility of more rain, then things are expected to get hot and … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: progress, and some mysteries
Before I headed out to do my morning rounds, we had already hit 25C/77F. By the time I was done, it was already 30C/86F! Thankfully, there was still a breeze and some shade, so it didn't feel too bad. I made a couple of discoveries in the garden this morning, but before I get to … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: more firsts, and silly kitties!
Today, we definitely heated up fast! I was outside early to do my rounds, the watering, and hardening off the seedlings, managing to finish before things started getting too hot. We easily reached 30C/86F and probably went a bit higher. We even got heat alerts, and air quality warnings for those places dealing with wildfires … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: beating the heat, transplants, potatoes and … stalking goldfinches?