Friday, 14 August 2015

Cottage visitor

We had a little visitor to our cottage firepit the other day!

Isn't that just the neatest little thing?! He was so tiny, only 3 inches long from nose to tail. He had little white eyes, and spots all down his back. It's the first time I've seen a salamander in our woods!

Our neighbour is wonderful and donated a screen door to our cottage. We can keep the door open now! Then, James was inspired and built a screen for our large 6 ft window.

Now we'll be able to have lots of windows open at night to help keep the cottage cool. We're so excited! Actually, I almost forgot. James and Dad built a fantastic sink a few weeks back:

Not to mention, they also relocated the propane tank for our stove to the outside of the cottage. It's slowly coming along!

Sunday, 9 August 2015

A successful experiment

Mom was pretty excited to see how tall her corn was a few weeks back.

That picture was taken on July 18th, about three weeks ago now. This potato/corn patch is entirely experimental, as we had no way of watering it or babysitting it. Well, it seems to be doing pretty well on its own!

We're pretty darn excited about this!! The bees seem to be loving the pollen, they're growing ears of corn, and they did it all on thier own. This is a heritage variety of corn, so I'm really excited to see what colours they're going to be.

Oh, we also picked some potatoes..

It was exactly like an easter hunt, turning the soil and watching these beautiful little red gems popping out of the sand.

This was only Saturday!