With the temperatures staying warmer, and the days getting longer, I've been starting to bring back my evening rounds. I was all ready to head out the door yesterday evening, when I saw three deer, running and jumping through the outer yard, from the direction of the barn! Then they stopped and seemed hesitant. I … Continue reading Leaving their mark, and planning ahead
With feeding the critters outside, I needed a good, sturdy scoop to hold the cat kibble, deer feed or bird seed. At first, we tried re-purposing the gallon plastic jugs from distilled water. They're basically the same that milk comes in. We would just cut the bottom off to form a scoop and, with the … Continue reading That’s convenient, and sooo tired!
While tending the garden beds where we have the beets and carrots, I was looking into the area behind it. It had been part of the plan for this past summer to clean up further into there, and I was thinking of what I might still be able to manage this year, while we have … Continue reading Look what I found
It's a dreary, cold day today, so I wanted to post a photo of a more pleasant day, taken while my mother was here to see the changes made since her last visit. Last year, we raked all the leaves up and added them to the old kitchen garden as mulch. I don't know that … Continue reading Fall colours
Today turned out to be too cold and damp to do the mowing between the trees I cleared last year, that I hoped to do today. I thought I might be able to at least use my reciprocating saw to cut some of the smaller stumps of trees I took down last year to ground … Continue reading Clean up: west fence line and maple grove
Lately, Beep Beep has been very aggressive about wanting human attention. She has very sharp claws! After we made our trip to my medical appointment yesterday, the girls and I ended up going for a walk-about beyond the outer yard. Beep Beep followed us. She kept wanting us to carry her, but would roll and … Continue reading Critter of the Day: a story in pictures
We have a provincial election coming up, with voting day on the same day we have a medical appointment for my husband in the city, so we are taking advantage of the advance polls being open right now. I'd already voted and had to go through the whole registration process a few days ago, so … Continue reading I thought this was cool!
Between the high winds and rain we've been having recently, it's been a while since my rounds have included all the perimeter of the spruce grove. The predicted storms have, once again, passed us by - this time to the south - but we have been getting rain almost constantly for the last while. Which … Continue reading Two more down
Location makes all the difference. Even if you're a chokecherry tree. While picking a few more raspberries, I noticed some significant differences in the nearby chokecherry tree, compared to last year. Specifically, the ripening berries are already larger than the fully ripe berries I'd picked from this tree last year. This location is closer to … Continue reading Location, location, location!
I took this photo last night. Love the sunsets, this time of year.