Sunday, May 14, 2017

All four cats pictured together yesterday in their natural state. The two boys and Mindy playing together whilst Maisie watches on. Trying to catch all four together for a photo is nigh on impossible so I was pleased to picture the above.

Today, after grass cutting, some weeding and once again preparing the raised bed with fresh compost I took some photos of Mindy chasing flies. The cucumber plant did not survive the cold nights and lack of sunshine and the cucumber corpse has been removed. I shall eventually plant out the chilli plant and then try once again with a new cucumber from the market if there are any left. If not, I'll leave it a week or so and plant out some lettuces. This spring weather is a bugger, very little sun and quite cold during the day with many very cold nights. The heater in the kitchen also expired and a new one purchased, hopefully enabling the chilli plant to survive and hopefully thrive.

The new heater, the car's MOT and full service means this has been an expensive month. New wishbones and brakes for the car necessarily needed replacing and the government's cut of 20% value added tax bumped the price up! However, job done and the car is ready for action. A lazy day spent pottering in the garden and listening to old radio supernatural plays from the seventies. Knowing that I have a further two days off means I am very relaxed and I can enjoy a couple of beers this evening. Back to the play...


Blogger Scoakat said...

Do the cats venture out of the yard? I've only had indoor cats. And have you tried bird netting on the garden, would the cats get around/through it?

Wonderful to see the green again, I hope the weather becomes more pleasant soon. Cheers!

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Blogger delcatto said...

They do venture outside. The boys can sometimes stay out late which causes us some anxiety as they do wander and Sue once spotted Sherlock over by the river. The girls go out for short periods now although we keep an eye on them. Mindy is still quite small but she has a collar on so people know she is not a stray. Maisie rarely ventures too far.

2:43 pm  

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