Our power went out earlier this week, right around supper time, and was out for maybe an hour and a half. Now, I try to be prepared for things, but the modern kitchen really has spoiled me. I ended up taking a cast iron enameled pot and boiling brats on the grill so we could … Continue reading Lights Out!
I had mentioned that we are putting out feed for the birds right now. (I say 'we' because my husband has been kind enough to feed them when they ran out and I wasn't home.) We have a little Downy Woodpecker who loves the Suet, and I enjoy watching him. He/she is pretty aggressive and … Continue reading That Bird is STEALTHY I Tell You
My plants have been growing like crazy, and I have some photos for you all! Now, keep in mind that this is the first time I've ever done seed starts, so I'm not that great at it. Here are the largest of my plants, the tomatoes and basil. I've already moved them into slightly larger … Continue reading I Have a Jungle in My Closet
I hadn't had a full out anxiety attack in months - I'm pretty aware of what things might set me off, and I'm careful to take my medications prior to expected events. So, I freak out, but I don't actually have an attack and can calm down with some work. As a side not, I'm … Continue reading Can We Please Not Do That Again: Anxiety Edition
Or something like that. I had no idea what to call this post! BUT, we're addressing my husband's gut issues!!! We have a new doctor. The other clinic we'd been seeing doctors at was aggravating their doctors enough that they were leaving after 6-12 months, and that was aggravating us. Because who likes retelling their … Continue reading Gut Issues, Revisted: The Guttening
Up until now, the dog food brand we've been giving our puppers had avoided any of the hugely public lawsuits or failed testing. But... that's no longer true. There's a lawsuit regarding ridiculously high levels of lead in that dog food, and we're worried. There just isn't very much regulation in the dog food industry, … Continue reading Making Our Own Dog Food?
My car started making a noise up in the front left, kind of a scraping rumble, and it was getting louder, so we brought it into the shop. It turned out to be a wheel bearing, which they repaired, and they warned us the second on in the front would fail eventually. *headdesk* This car … Continue reading This Car is Cursed
I've been about 90% keto for the last two weeks. I say 90% because I went over carb count a few times, BUT I didn't eat grains, starches, or sugars. The result? I started out at 300.2 lbs. Today I was at 295.6 lbs. So, a loss! I think I should make some sort of … Continue reading Keto Update: March
I SO wish I had caught photos of this. We had a big squirrel feeding on the bird seeds on our rail, and it was bright and sunny outside, so the house was dim to him. My husband walked up near the window to watch him. He didn't notice. So my husband unlocked the door. … Continue reading Squirrels Are Skittish Creatures
I'm not someone who feeds birds. My mom feeds hers extensively, and I'm pretty sure they think she's a blond haired goddess because when she's outside the fly right up to her and land on feeders she's holding. I like watching them at home, but I'm a bit indifferent to feeding them. Until I saw … Continue reading Why Am I Hearing Spring Bird Calls?