animal lover, gardener, knitter, and gourmet cook

it’s happening

The sun is setting at 8pm today! This is really hampering my evening outdoors progress. I’m in the middle of a bunch of projects (patching the other side porch, caulking windows, planting grass in the dog area, plus my usual gardening and landscaping tasks). Oh well, if I don’t get done with everything, there’s always next year.

I have some real concerns about the side porch. The block and brick has developed some significant cracks/gaps over time. My goal this year is to fill the cracks and monitor any additional gaps because I’m not sure how quickly things are happening. I don’t even know who could fix something like this, assuming it can even be fixed, but I guess that’s a problem for the future. I mean, I’ve read stuff about hiring structural engineers and other crazy things, but I’ll tear the damned thing down before I spend all of that money.

It’s also harvest time, so I’ve started canning each week. Luckily I stocked up on canning lids for the year when the pandemic hit because they are apparently in short supply. Some of the things that haven’t been available are surprising. I guess canning lids shouldn’t be all that surprising, but are that many people learning how to can or is the canners who are hoarding? I mean, canning is not that common of a thing to do.

So, in case you’ve been wondering what I’ve been doing, this is it.