Monday, 31 May 2010

Wait! What is That?!?

It is the sky. Without clouds!!

Sunday, 30 May 2010

Aquatic Plants

I'm having trouble keeping the seedlings from drowning with all the rain we've been having.

Saturday, 29 May 2010

When LIfe Gives You Lemons...

...make lemonade.This is a much larger area to play-better than the bathtub.
Thankfully it is all clean water!

Soggy Soaked Saturated Squishy

It was very dark at 0930 this morning.
I had no idea the day would turn out to be a repeat of last May.

The basement has been pumped out (thank you for the pump, Dad), and the Geek has sucked up the rest of the water, but I wonder what this evening holds?
Apparently more of the same.

Monday, 24 May 2010

Springtime Snakes

Yesterday we took the nephews to the Narcisse Snake Dens to see the annual emergence of the garter snakes from their winter homes. I had been a few years ago, earlier in the season, and there were considerably fewer snakes to be seen this time. The boys all had a chance to hold a snake, tho' N3 was a little nervous about it, and we are hoping to go back in the fall when Miss S, who was away this weekend, can come along.

Sunday, 23 May 2010


I am on a campaign to rid the yard of weeds, a formidable task as there is creepy charlie, dandelions, and other pesky weeds everywhere.I tried to burn some of them with the tiger torch,
shielding the good plants with a shovel,but the torch had a few idiocyncrasies and only worked part of the time, so I had to stop using it.
I have heard boiling water is good for killing dandelions. That is something I will have to try.

Saturday, 22 May 2010

Define 'Creepy'

I planted the asparagus this morning and it is so pale, it looks quite bizarre.

I found quite a few earthworms too.

I don't think either are creepy, but instead, rather wonderful.
Now I just have to wait a couple of years for the spears to appear.

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Given Up For Dead

There had been no sign of the hostas this spring and I was sure they had died over the winter.
Until yesterday when all but one put in an appearance.I keep hoping the last one is just trying to make a grand entrance.

Monday, 17 May 2010

Garden Starts

From Bartmanovich Greenhouse, tomatoes, basil, a geranium, some lavender (to replace the one that Jack Frost ate) and some other little bits and pieces.

And asparagus crowns from Sage Garden Herbs.They don't look like much now, but hopefully next year there will be lots of juicy fresh asparagus!

Sunday, 16 May 2010

The New Bedroom Suite

Has finally made its way into the bedroom.

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Close, but no Cigar

There were several scuff and scraps on the walls of my bedroon, caused by furniture moving, and some grease spatters from the time that room was the kitchen. We figured it was time to cover that all up since we were emptying the room to put in the new furniture.
I found what I thought was the original paint in the basement and while it looked dark going on, we thought it was just because it was wet and the lighting was bad.

Once it was dry we realized, no, that wasn't the problem. We were painting my room the paint for the sunroom.
The paint for my bedroom had something scary growing in it, so we used the paint that same colour as the rest of the house to cover our experiment.

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Finishing the Chimney

The chimney, which we 'peeled' years ago, is now framed in and finished.

Saturday, 8 May 2010

A New Desk

The vanity table from the bedroom suite has found its new purpose as the hallway desk.

I am so glad I stumbled across this furniture. I love the waterfall front,
the feet and the beading,
and all the little bits of trim.

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Apple Blossoms

Spring has resumed.

Sunday, 2 May 2010

Sprucing Things Up

A couple of years ago when the Geek closed off the gap between the wall and the ceiling, she also touched up the paint on the door frame. The paint trim smudged onto the wall, and was now touched up in this latest round of wall painting.

Saturday, 1 May 2010

The Edible Garden

Saffron from the crocuses (tho' I shan't be able to retire on this small crop) and fiddleheads.