Wednesday, October 13, 2010

What's been going on ........

Nothing exciting going on here.

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We decided it was time to cut down our over grown shrubs.

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We took two huge trailer loads to the landfill.

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Then, we planted new shrubs that hopefully will never get that big.

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I made a larger shelter for Mollie Ann and put it on the far side of the shed. No one has used it. Mazie and Mollie both use the smaller one I have on the deck. I may move it closer to the house. I put insulation in this one using rigid foam insulation so it will be cozy when it gets cold.

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We just finished staining the deck and pool deck again. We put a thick coat on this time, so I hope it will last several years.

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We've been picking up walnuts every other day. The black walnut tree is full again this year. They are very destructive to lawn mower blades, so we have to get them up.

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And, I've been busy trying to keep the peace with these three females. We haven't had any bad fights yet - just lots of hissing and growling. I think they are beginning to accept the existence of the others. All three are in this picture. It's the first time the three of them have been in close proximity. You can just see my tomato plants in this picture. I'm still getting a few small tomatoes and some cherry tomatoes. It won't be long before I'll clean out the garden beds.

As you can see, we've been busy, but not with fun or exciting activities.

11 comments:

Greener Pastures--A City Girl Goes Country said...

Ut oh, the walnuts again. I forgot about them. I had them at the other house in Ferrum.

I also restained our deck around the pool recently. I tell ya, I'm one for green products. I said I'd never get any of that composite decking or railings. I've since changed my mind. I'm tired!

KathyA said...

Exciting enough! I like the changes in the foundation plantings.

Aren't you afraid of snakes crawling in that insulated kitty abode?

Are you going to harvest any of the walnuts. Are these the kind that turn your hands black?

Looks like a kitty stand-off!

Arkansas Patti said...

Love the picture of the three cats. You are really close to an uneasy peace. Hope she can someday make it in the house. They may never be best buds, but they can live together. Mine are almost friends now.

Sweetflutterbys3 said...

Our walnuts went rotten on the tree this year. Now we are just letting the squirrels take them all and they have been busy as bees running across the yard all day!

Your house looks great! I like the new shrubs.

Linda said...

I had three cats for years. I don't think I ever had any that shared a space. They didn't fight, they just ignored each other.

Don't you wish you could line them up and say "enough is enough, get along?"

Gilly said...

Do you do anything with those walnuts? Are they ripe enough to eat as nuts? People used to pickle them round here, but I never fancied them!

Looks like your cats might possibly be learning to tolerate each other!

What shrubs did you plant?

J_on_tour@jayzspaze said...

Ah, its that time of year when I think I'll have to do less blogging to get the garden sorted for the winter. Thanks for your great comments on my page.

CountryDew said...

Life. It's great! Even the work.

rachel said...

So satisfying to sort a garden out like that! But I'm not in the least surprised that the cats haven't used the nice new shelter yet. They're cats - what else would we expect?

Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Why can't girls just get a long?? LOL I hope they other (2) get to the point that they let Molly enjoy all that they do around your home.

You have walnuts we have pine cones...LOL

NitWit1 said...

Mollie Ann has the nicest home and insulated too. Some times it pays to be be odd cat out! But dogs and cats seem to have their differences from time to time. That is why we keep only one pet at a time. But we rarely have visiters in the town on my street anyway.

I hatethose walnuts. We have an unwelcome tree that survived the ice storm instead of several other beloved trees.