This is an "almost" first for me. I've made a few little videos now and then, with minimal editing, to post here on the blog. Years ago, I used to make videos on DVDs of photos for my parents, set to music and with chapters, etc. Since we were so far away, I thought it … Continue reading Our 2021 Garden, fall tour video
We have been rather entertained by our resident groundhogs under the junk pile of late. The grog actually managed to drag some of the tarp down into the den entrance! This tarp is one of several that I found when cleaning the junk off this pile of wood. They had clearly been used to cover … Continue reading Grog determination
Oh, the adorable little beast. I moved the garden cam again, this time onto the summer squash. I'd had to tie some of their stems back onto their supports, and wasn't sure if they'd come loose under their own weight, or if something caused them to fall. Our sunburst squash is looking prolific, but we've … Continue reading Caught in the act!
My morning rounds were shorter today. I did not water all the garden beds this time. I've been keeping a close eye on the weather radar, and we might actually get rain! Yesterday evening, I grated a whole lot of soap to scatter around in the old kitchen garden. It either worked, or we didn't … Continue reading On the menu, and passing through.
Today, we harvested all three spinach beds! Looking at them this morning, I thought we could just harvest the plants that had started to go to seed and leave the smaller ones, but when we were ready to start, we realized that the smaller ones were going to seed, too! We ended up using our … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: first harvest!
Plans for today have changed a few times! 😀 But before I get into that, we had some activity in the feeding station yesterday evening! Two pairs of deer came by - but they were NOT together! They kept fighting each other and chasing each other away from the feed. I do try to spread … Continue reading Change in plans (and fire update)
This post is to follow up on a comment from My Home Farm about sunflowers. They're doing some awesome things on their property and Victorian era house, so do head over to visit their website and YouTube channel! On learning we were planting sunflowers, my mother had made a big deal about how the birds … Continue reading Planning ahead: when to harvest sunflowers
It was shortly after 1 am and, as I was lying awake in bed, something I was seeing finally soaked through my heat-numbed brain. Lights. Flashing lights, out my north facing window. The sky was lighting up, over and over, hardly a break in between! Constant flashes of lightning. My West facing window was open, … Continue reading After a wild and crazy night!
Welcome to my “Recommended” series of posts. These will be weekly – for now – posts about resources and sites I have found over the past while that I found so excellent, I want to share them with you, my dear readers. 🙂 Whether or not I continue to post these, and how often they … Continue reading Recommended: Kris Harbour Natural Building
After the heat we've had for the past while, it actually got remarkably chilly last night. It was great! I had some concern about how it got for the kittens, but the basement is pretty good at remaining a constant temperature. This morning, I took one of the long boxes that held pieces of my … Continue reading Morning roundup, and I’m a tree!