Thursday, 20 September 2018

Horticultural Thursday

Our Catio and the garden beyond may be small, but Äiti tries to do different things with it.  It is not great for growing veggies or flowers, but berries do okay. This year she grew a sunflower in a pot, and it was about 2m high. Here is the flower, before she had to move it due to the roof work (Äiti's note: what roof work ? No sign of those #¤?=**@ builders yet !)
On some of the birch branches we have interesting fungi.
But of course the main thing which interestsus is kissanminttu. Äiti is here taking the flowers to dry for next year's seed - supervised by Jura.

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Toesday with Stinkeye

Jaava takes excellent care of her paws and claws-just as well as clippy claws would result in bloods for Äiti.
 However she does not appreciate her preparations being photographed. Back off!

Monday, 17 September 2018

Monday Mayhem

The Castle roof is being replaced over the next couple of weeks-necessary but inconvenient. Äiti emailed the company to ask about the Catio (i.e. would it be safe) and got no reply so  she went ahead withher paln to just cover it.  Here is our beloved Catio, with a beautfiul sunflower too.
 All the pots were moved first. This also meant some kissanminttu was harvested-the flowers removed for next year's seeds.
Next Äiti threaded some blue ropes down from Roosa's balcony, with which she can lift the coverup over the Catio roof.
Jura was unimpressed, and Pekka was far more concerned with mousewatch as he was convinced a rodent  was under the barbecue.
Äiti hoisted the cover-grumbling that doing this on a windy day was not fun.   She rolled upthe front part so that we werenot completely blocked off: tomorrow morning she will unroll it and secure it.
In the meantime we're in a windy tent.  Äiti says tomorrow we are confined indoors until we know how disruptive it is all going to be.

Sunday, 16 September 2018

Squishy Sunday Snuggle

Finally it happened - a pile of felociraptors in the beddy on the kitchen table. All six of us, and I was sleeping very peacefully - Seppo makes a very comfy pillow. 

Saturday, 15 September 2018

Saturday Sentry

Our roles are being reevaluated a little, and mousewatch is now in the safe paws of Aila.  
Aila is afterall, The Boss. That's a role we never argue with at mealtimes. 

Friday, 14 September 2018

Spikey Friday

Our hedgehog is still visiting regularly, and Äiti feeds him daily.  I pretty much ignore him; I mean, it's bad enough having fur but with his spikes he's just showing off too much!