Starting today (Sunday), we're supposed to get hit with high temperatures again, and the thunderstorms that were predicted for Tuesday are now forecast for Wednesday or Thursday, depending on which app I check. Yesterday evening, I decided to check on the gravel pit and see if there was still water from our last rainfalls. The … Continue reading A quick pit check
We got more rain yesterday evening and during the night, so I wanted to check out the old gravel pit, to see how the water levels were. I don't know that the water level had gotten any higher, but the renter's cows are using it! Which s really awesome. I didn't want to spook the … Continue reading Looking good!
I've just got to share this, first thing! Yesterday, it started to rain. Off and on, all day, we got real, solid rain. During a break in the rain, I went out to check the newly dug out old gravel pit. I had heard the sound of heavy equipment earlier, and found that the pit … Continue reading So exciting!
As we were reaching the hottest part of the day, I had concerns about the garden. Specifically, at the squash tunnel. The summer squash are well mulched and can stay cooler and moister longer, but the melons, winter squash and gourds are not as well set up, and they need more water than most other … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: another attempt, and we have Pixies!
Last night, before doing the evening watering, I did a couple of things to - hopefully! - distract the deer away. One of them went around the Montana Morado corn. The aluminum tins spin freely on the twine, so I hope they will do as distractions. We can add more distractions after a while, to … Continue reading Distractions
It was a very gorgeous 9C/48F outside, so I took advantage of it to check some things out, beyond the outer yard. More specifically, I wanted to check out the dugouts. But first, I got accosted by a very affectionate - and still very round - Butterscotch. She really wanted attention, and even got me … Continue reading Looking for water
With yesterday's rain, it wasn't until today that the rain barrel set up by the squash beds was dry enough to try patching again. The silicon sealant is white, and so is the Plasti Dip spray, so it's hard to see! Especially after I spread the sealant into the cracks. Hopefully, this will do the … Continue reading Garden rain barrel; redux
This morning, I emptied the can of Plasit Dip on the cracks in the rain barrel. Yesterday, I found a couple of hoola hoops at a dollar store in town, and this afternoon, I dug out the role of window screen mesh we found while cleaning out the basement. I hadn't quite figured out how … Continue reading Garden rain barrel, done!
She spent the night sleeping in front of our door, ignoring the shelter I rigged up for her. Shortly after 7 this morning, I looked out the kitchen window to see a very chilled man in a hoodie, sitting at the front step, very diligently not making direct eye contact with the goat, a container … Continue reading Yes, there’s still a goat at our door
Well, today's trip into the city turned out to be decidedly unpleasant. We usually plan the order of stores we go to around whether or not we're getting fresh or frozen food. Which means Walmart is usually the first stop (after having breakfast or lunch somewhere) and Costco the last. Today, our first stop was … Continue reading Evening walkabout and… that makes six