Sunday, 6 July 2014

July in the garden

It is hard to believe that it is July already and I haven't posted too much about the garden. This year has been another rough one for the garden/ June was pretty well an entire month of rain and my daughter has decided that she hates being outside. So that has limited the time I have spend in the garden to little to none. Thankfully my mother has been a diligent weed killer and the garden looks great. However, she wasn't too diligent in marking down what she planted in accordance with my garden plan so I am not quite sure what is growing in some sections. She also used the seed packet to mark the rows and they either flew away or the rain destroyed them so I cannot even go back on that to see what got planted. I know I know I cannot complain since without her nothing would have been planted in time, but it is a bit frustrating. Especially since I gave her pretty specific instructions and instead she did what she thought was a better idea...I know I am complaining again...but I shall stop..maybe...yep stopped...LOL

There are a few plots where nothing has come up and I am not sure if it is slow growing or the seed just washed away. We are suppose to have a nice little heat wave this week-end so hopefully that will get things popping up more.

So here are a few pictures

This is the main garden from east- west

And from west- east

This is the back garden. Just potatoes in this one

so there ya go the gardens in july!!

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Taking new members for July- Dec Bee's

It's that time of the year again the January - June rounds of my quilting bees are coming to an end and the July- December rounds are now taking new members.

All groups are 6 member, 6 month bees. Please request to join on the flickr page or leave a comment on this post and I will get in touch with you/

I am looking for one new member for We Bee Canadian


We Bee With it- A modern bee
5 new members for

We Bee Learning- A willing to try anything and learn new techniques  bee
5 spots


We Bee New- This group is for the advanced beginner and those new to online bee's
2 spots left

Also Bee's Helping Bee's is always taking new members.No monthly requirement just have to be willing to ask for help or help someone out :)

Have a great day!!!!!!!

Saturday, 14 June 2014

What does the fox say

Well let me tell you I know exactly what the fox
As you may recall for the past 8 years we have lived out on this acreage we have had fox problems every spring. They usually make their home under one of our old chicken coops and although cute as heck cause quite the commotion in our yard. They attack our cats, our dog and even me on a few occasions. To top off all that drama we usually have a 2 week period of being awaken in the wee hours of the morning by foxes screaming. If you have never heard a fox make noise it is not a cute little sound, but an ungodly sound from the depths of hell....and that's being nice!
This year they came back again and won't leave. Usually my Dad would go out and pee around their holes and with in a day or two they would be gone. This year no Dad so the foxes are staying. I've tried covering their holes, taking the dog to pee where they live and yelling at them every time I see them, but they won't leave. To make things worse they have pups and my cat has kittens all living with in a 2 square foot area of each the fox has been trying to kill our cats and eat the kittens for the past 3 months and our female Bast has been trying to keep the fox away from her kittens. It has been very loud, very scary and very annoying and always seems to happen just as the baby falls asleep.
Today things have gotten quite bad. The fox is teaching its pups to attack the cats and the cats are freaking out and trying to well just survive. When I go out to try and break things up the foxes lunge at me and I cannot run very fast. The dog is away this week to run interference so I have been hiding inside. I called the RM and the pest control officer gave us the green light to shoot the fox as it is a danger to us and our animals. So now the battle begins and I know how it will end....the foxes will win...they are pretty sneaky