We are back on tv!
Well at least back watching tv. With a new tv and digital antenna we now get two channels. Not bad since we only ever got about five. The airwaves are going our way!
Still have the vcr for all those vhs tapes…
So are we all ready for this?
Buckhorn backyard winter 2013
I know I am not. We are headed up this weekend to do a bit more winterizing. Hopefully we can keep the outside where it belongs and the house in good shape in case this happens again.
I found this list of helpful tips which may be of use.
How to protect your cottage during the winter months
Well truthfully we don’t drain the lines like some folk do as we come up throughout the winter. And we keep a bit of heat on so that’s my main concern. But we keep a clear path to the door and to the propane tank and as long as we can get in and check in regularly all should be well.
It seems that the seed pods I collected from this year’s morning glories were safe from last month’s frost and have safely gone to seed for next year.
Now to put them somewhere I won’t forget about them.
Well after a bit of research it looks like the Asian Lady Beetle has come to visit.
I asked about the strange orange bugs I’ve noticed in the country and city in the last post. Turns out she is an ugly cousin of the beloved ladybug.
The Real Dirt: Asian lady beetle a North American pest
And by the sounds of it she is a bit of a bitch. I think she may get escorted off the premises if she comes back.
Have you seen these?
They seem to be everywhere these days. I saw this group outside our condo the other day but we have them at the schoolhouse as well. Hibernating indoors until spring when they come out to pester. They ain’t ladybugs that is for sure.
I found this infographic on incorporating green elements into the construction of a new home. I would like to try some of these one day into any renovations we do at the schoolhouse.
I was speaking to someone the other day who has installed solar panels at their home and how much they are enjoying it. I have to think we don’t have a giant, steep, green roof for nothing!
This infographic comes from sustainablog.
After being away for just a couple of weeks it seems that the mice decided to make their way back into the house. Standard practice around here.
Another day of cleaning out the drawers and wishing the vacuum with the pokey thing was here instead of at the condo.
Sigh. Ah well. It look like they are also taking the bait so here is hoping that is our last visit for now.
Ok now that the condo is painted. I need some throw pillows!
I’ve been scouting for the right colours and have a few potentials. Not sure which way I want to go though. Here are a few options from Etsy. This pillow is totally Toronto but also gives me the travel bug!
This pillow is great but I am not sure if the colour is quite right.
Or perhaps something a littler nerdier?
Well it is officially autumn.
After a recent trip to Sudbury I noticed the leaves were starting to turn. A favorite time of year! So here is an infographic I found that talks a little bit about the leaves and their lovely fall colours.