It’s starting out again as a gray, cold and overcast day(and so was yesterday). Our long awaited winter weather that we should have had in January and February is delaying warm spring weather for now. For now, our warm sweaters, coats and long sleeves are still out and being used. This is definitely typical of the La Nina weather pattern – warmer than normal winters and cooler than normal spring, summer. Tomatoes, peppers, squashes and what have you don’t take too kindly to this type of weather. We’ll have to be on the guard for any signs of mildew or wilt.
Yesterday we spent most of the day outside hoping to get caught up on all the work and projects – and we did! We started assembling the lodge pole trellis in the new area of the yard. The trellis will cover the broken concrete pathway and use to grow pole limas and a place to hang strawberries self-watering baskets. The trellis will run adjacent to a greywater system that we still need to work on, but meanwhile that area of the yard is slowly taking shape.
We weren’t the only one’s busy on the urban homestead, Sierra, our rabbit is building a strawbale house! The animals love it when we put a bale of straw in their enclosure – all of them like to climb on top (they are probably thinking to themselves “I’m queen of the world!”) and some fancy going underneath.
I started knitting a kiddie sweater for the goat – a fun and fast project.Pattern
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In an extreme energy project tapping heat from raw sewage, Oslo’s citizens are helping to warm their homes and offices simply by flushing the toilet.
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