Wintery Days

From what I’ve heard this was an especially wet and snowy winter.

The footage would certainly agree with that.

I did most of my shoveling the night before from this blizzard…

There was still some driveway to street shoveling required.

Once done there I noticed that a neighbor had tried to simply jump the pile the city likes to leave in front of everyone’s driveways.

Take it from personal experience, friend, you’re going to get stuck… and he did.

Shovel in hand I went over to help him out, trying to shoo Redflare back inside from the cold.

Instead, she took this of me helping him out.

On a cold day like this, coming home to warm pasties was especially fantastic.



Shooting the Moon

One way Redflare likes to test camera equipment is to take a picture of the moon.

I think this one passes with flying colors.


Summer Promises

One thing we were successful with this summer was the planting of a lot of strawberry bushes early on.

That planting can quite easily be called a success because late summer started showing some promise already!

Our harvest was small this year…

But the fact that one of the apple trees bore successful fruit is an awesome promise for 2018.


Apple Promises

Three years ago, for Mother’s and Father’s Day we planted a “mommy” (non pollinator) and “daddy” (pollinator) apple tree.

This year we are blessed with seeing the hint of two apples on the first daddy tree we planted.

Last year, we planted two more apple trees. This year we planted cherry trees.

We already have a plan that if they successfully ripen we’ll be washing and cutting them and all seven of us will enjoy a slice or two of our brand new fresh apples.

A promise of wonderful things to come.


Caturday? Bird Lessons

It’s quite clearly spring now. Mother birds are out teaching their own younglings the ways of the world.

We were blessed with three robin nests this year. I think one got hit, but as far as I know, the other two are still active with little ones, soon ready to learn to fly.

The cats have been highly valuing looking out the windows at these feathered feasts, swishing their tails and pondering what they would do if they were outside.