I just posted this photo of my newly cleared opening to my path into the woods last week. That was then.
This is now. The winds have died down so we got to go out and inspect the damage. It's actually two trees that came down. The other is in the creek just to the left. What a mess.
That's not the worst thing to happen yesterday. Remember this photo I shared about what I thought was my clever plan to deal with our water situation?
We have to rely on bottled or use this outside spigot for filtering to bypass the water softener.
Just a few days ago I posted a heartfelt appreciation of the Vinca that covers my front beds. Let it live I proclaimed.
Hell no. The Vinca is covered in aphids which somehow turned my new water filtering pitcher into a hydroponic aphid farm that I only noticed AFTER I had used the water to make soup using my precious tiny stash of veggies. I was not amused. That sucker got cut way back today. Making things worse the filter itself was aphid filled and I couldn't get another one from Amazon until the end of the month. Now what? I have no idea. I've got my fingers crossed that my delivery on Monday will bring us some water but I won't get my hopes up.
Then there is this. My kitty litter stash is running out and I can't get any delivered in the near future so I am using the sawdust from the tree cutting adventure in one pan and regular litter in the other. The cats seem to love it but I'm sure this is just another hair brained idea that's going to bite me in the butt down the road. I'm just not cut out for this off grid stuff.