Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Mildly interesting

I have an aquarium that is cycling, that means it has everything in it except the critters. Until the right bacteria get to work and clean the water any fish living there would have short, painful lives. Except bladder snails, the aquatic equivalent of cockroaches. Because there are more nutrients than the plants need, algae grows. Today I took a clump of hair algae and dropped it into my shrimp tank. They immediately swarmed all over it. Yum yum.

Today was the last of the Indian Summer weather. Here comes cold and wet. It feels like a good time to make zucchini bread. :)

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Ooooh, is this fall?

I think we've had more rain in the last two weeks than we did all summer; right on time for the farmers to be in the fields for harvest. Oddly, even though I live just four miles from my parents, they didn't get the last three rainfalls that I did. I had an extra load of wood delivered which I'll stack outside to season for next year. It's a nice feeling to be ready for winter. 

I harvested the rest of my apples. So much yummier than store-bought. Hmmm, maybe from the dirty aquarium water I poured under the tree all summer? This tree is seven years old and bearing nicely. Yay, honeycrisps!

My basement is the catch-all for stuff in my house; like when I got new electronic equipment and wanted to hang onto the box in case of problems. Now I want to do a bit of decluttering so those boxes are getting cleared out along with odds and ends. I've reached a stage where things I held onto in case they came in handy, I now realize I am unlikely to ever use.

A couple days ago I tried on a size smaller t-shirt. Hooray! It fit. I keep all my smaller clothes so going down a size is like getting a whole new wardrobe (for free). One thing I've learned this time is not to get overconfident so I will be holding onto my bigger clothes just in case life ambushes me.