It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves. ~ William Shakespeare
Another two weeks have gone past. Where does the time go? Maybe as the days get shorter and shorter, time seems to move faster? I know logically that makes no sense, and it’s really about how we perceive time. The British Hubby and I are still both working from home. If you’re a long time follower, you know I work in the education field. Right now, I am able to work remotely or on campus if I choose. Other area institutions were going to start hybrid schooling in next week or so for the youngest of grades. Those plans have come to a halt as cases continue to sky rocket again here. My institution is not looking at the hybrid option until after the holiday season. At the earliest that would be sometime in January 2021. The British Hubby’s employer has already stated they will not return to a 5 day a week in person office even after COVID is a line item in history books. I certainly never thought 2020 would be the year we work remotely.
This week we’ve been talking about an archeological find that’s 2,000 years old in Peru. You can read about it here. Gracie, Burt and Ernie would say this is proof of their feline divinity. Gracie sure acts like the Queen of our household especially when she sleeps on her flannel pillow. Is this cat worship or a kitty rave or simply just a message of where to drop the tuna? What do you think?
Garden Update: Between the rain, allergies which turned into a head cold and now cold temperatures, I never got back out into my deck garden to harvest the sunflower seeds. It’s not a complete waste. I did enjoy watching the birds and squirrels dismantle the heads and in some cases run off with it completely. I have plenty of seeds for next year, and the wildlife need to eat. The rhubarb seems to be doing okay in it’s new home. I’m researching how to winterize rhubarb. Any home gardeners out there willing to share what they do?
Kitty Update: All three are doing well except for the occasional mortification when they endure their Halloween costumes. Since Ernie had his teeth cleaned again this summer and more teeth removed, we’ve been experimenting with various dental treatments and treats. Above are three I’ve tried so far. The bottom one we’ve used off and on for several years. I’m not sure how well it works since Ernie needed to have teeth pulled, but perhaps I haven’t been very consistent with them. The brushless tooth paste looks like it would work if anybody would eat them. I’ve tried various ways to trick the kitties into eating them. They simply don’t like these. On the far left, I’ve been using for about six weeks now. Ernie doesn’t like them, but Burt and Gracie love them. It’s too soon to know how well it works. I have a few more products we’re trying.
How is your week going? We’re bracing for below freezing temperatures here!
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Found the following on how to winterize rhubarb: Just keep any mulch away from the crown of the plant, which can encourage rot. To prepare your plant for winter, after the first hard frost, cut back any remaining stalks and dress with a light 2 inch layer of compost, leaves, or hay to protect the roots through the winter. If I remember right, Mom used to put hay/straw over the whole plant. That was a very long time ago in Southern Oregon.
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Thanks, Pamela. It almost seems too easy! I have plenty of leaves from the yard. I think I’m going to look for some compost this weekend.
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