One of the clean up goals that got shifted back a year, due to my husband's hospitalization and other issues last year, was to clear the spruce grove. Not all of it; parts of it will be left overgrown to shelter critters. I do want to get most of it cleared. This will be a … Continue reading Clean Up: spruce grove perimeter, by the Saskatoons
After taking yesterday to recover, I was feeling well enough to continue working outside today. But first, I got to release the kitties! 😀 They now know they are allowed to be upstairs when I open the basement door, so they and Beep Beep are all at the top step, waiting for me. As they … Continue reading Back at it
It was a sleepless night last night. Even with painkillers, I still hurt all over. That, on its own, would have been fine. What made it difficult is what I could only describe as a total rebellion of m body! You've probably heard of restless legs syndrome? That's when you're lying in bed, trying to … Continue reading Recovery day
The predicted thunderstorms did pass over us last night. Not the severest part of the system, but enough that we had quite the light show. More are expected today, though I think we will, once again, just get hit by the edges of the system. I had intended to actually *gasp* go to bed before … Continue reading An interesting night!
My daughters and I headed out towards the barn last night, and noticed the dogwood growing at the shed with the roof my brother and I patched is now blooming very enthusiastically! It is such a strong, healthy bush! I'm hoping I can get away with leaving it alone, even though it's growing right up … Continue reading Growing things – and not growing things
Heading down to visit the kitties was certainly a wild and crazy ride, this morning! The kittens were waiting for me. First, I had to shoo away the cats from the door in the entryway. Then, when I opened it, Beep Beep was ready to rush through, which would have been fine, except Leyendecker dashed … Continue reading The crazy and the calm
We've got all sorts of things growing right now. Of course, the kittens are growing into ferocious little ankle biters. They also love climbing on and clawing the grandpa slippers. 😀 Once outside, I checked the new garden bed and discovered carrots! Unfortunately, there are also plenty of other things sprouting. At least the thistles … Continue reading Growing things
It's been a busy few days of out-and-abouting, but today I hope to get actual manual labour done in the yard. While also being careful of my broken toe, of course. *grumble* Yesterday, my older daughter and I got glamour shots of the kittens, to use in our attempts to adopt them out. We got … Continue reading Looking good
My older brother and his wife are the best. Awesome. Amazing. Fantastic. Fabulous. Wonderful. They came over for a visit today, and brought me an "early birthday gift." AAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I actually started crying, when I saw them pull up with the trailer, and this was on the back. They bought us a riding mower. Fully … Continue reading I’m so thrilled!!!