April302014
Storm clouds & sunshine

It was eerily beautiful this evening. What a strange light.

Storm clouds & sunshine

It was eerily beautiful this evening. What a strange light.

April262014
We have flamage :)

Burning off dead scrubby stuff lying about the property and enjoying a bonfire at the same time.

We have flamage :)

Burning off dead scrubby stuff lying about the property and enjoying a bonfire at the same time.

April52014
It’s all coming together

Eric built an irrigation system for the potted shrublings today: The whole thing cost about $30. That includes the PVC pipes, valves and other miscellaneous pieces.

It’s all coming together

Eric built an irrigation system for the potted shrublings today: The whole thing cost about $30. That includes the PVC pipes, valves and other miscellaneous pieces.

March302014
Progress :) http://wp.me/s285HL-progress

Trixie oversees Eric setting in the raised bed. :) </a

Progress :) http://wp.me/s285HL-progress

Trixie oversees Eric setting in the raised bed. :) </a

March282014

Seeking Shelter Comic

This is long overdue, but all of you cat lovers should check out Seeking Shelter, which is a comic about “being lost and finding something to make life count, something to give your life meaning and satisfaction. In this case that something is fostering cats”, as described by the creator, Marjorie Skiba. She is over 300 strips in and recently completed a very successful Kickstarter, which funded…

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March262014

A cat in the sun

A cat in the sun

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And you woke me up, because…?

Athena2

We should all be so lucky, eh?

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March242014
Closer to a veggie garden

It did appear that spring had arrived, but winter just keeps hanging on. Calling for 2&#8221; of snow tonight, sigh&#8230;

Closer to a veggie garden

It did appear that spring had arrived, but winter just keeps hanging on. Calling for 2” of snow tonight, sigh…

March202014

Is Spring really, really here?!?

Is Spring really, really here?!?

Looks like it – both on the calendar and in the great outdoors. The first day of spring here in the Cincinnati area was beautiful! Sunny, warm(ish) and blue skies.

The daffodils are popping up:

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The leaves are from a nearby oak tree that keeps its dead leaves attached all winter and then drops them in the spring when the new buds are pushing out. It’s the oddest looking thing – when all the other…

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March122014

More seedlings & a brand new garden bed!

More seedlings & a brand new garden bed!

The tomato seedlings are getting big enough to be moved into larger containers:

tomatoseedlings

Cute!

And the peppers are soon to follow:

pepperseedlings

And guess where they will end up – in my brand spanking new raised bed! Expertly constructed by my very talented husband in, oh, 30 minutes this past Sunday, it seemed like.

raisedbed

It is the structure in the front. It measures 3′ by 8′. Still needs to be set into the ground. I’m…

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March62014

Big deer & cabbage seedlings

Big deer & cabbage seedlings

There is a family of deer that kind of hangs out on our property. It has been fun to watch them. One is a lame female. Her front left leg was maybe broken, or otherwise damaged. She gets around pretty well. Each year we are happy to see that she is still with us. This afternoon, we saw some HUGE deer. Man, they have gotten really big.

This photo is looking down the driveway. The deer are pretty…

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