Our First Snowstorm

Snowstorm in October? It’s actually not unusual or unexpected in Northeast Ohio but boy, was it a pain when we had one last week! Our backyard looked like a disaster zone with broken tree limbs everywhere – I think we must have had at least 20 decent-size branches down, with several of them on our roof. And of course, […]

Happy Summer

Whew! It has been hot, hot, hot these past couple of weeks and the storms kept missing us (not that I’m complaining since I would rather not have destruction all around just to get some rain). So on top of the extreme heat, we are super dry as well. After having barely any rain for about a month now, […]

Close Call

Last night, we had a severe thunderstorm that came through for a good hour and a half and it was so bad that we thought our house was actually going to get flooded this time. As it was dark, we couldn’t see most of what was happening (which was another scary part) but through the frequent […]

Crazy Winter Weather

We are currently having blizzard-like condition which is expected to last throughout the weekend before it warms up again next week (although the last time I checked, that might not happen as previously forecasted). Despite the crazy and unpredictable weather (and the fact that it’s probably causing havoc on the growth of early blooming plants and […]

First Real Snow of the Season

With the weird Winter weather so far, we haven’t had much snow accumulation until early January. Alex had fun shoveling and going just plain crazy in the snow. :-D

The Last of Summer

I know Summer is officially over but our tomato plants are still lingering – so many tiny tomatoes on them yet. I’m surprised we haven’t gotten any frost overnight so far but the temperature has gone down low enough that I don’t think the tomatoes will ripen any further. *sob* Bye Summer, you’ll be missed! […]

Vegetables from Our Garden

Most years, we’ll try to plant some spring vegetables such as lettuce, radish, and peas to enjoy. None of the vegetables I started out this year however, have survived so far due to various weather-related reasons. The worst was the flash flood we had on Memorial Day, which immersed our yard in at least 8 […]

Making a Bird Feeder

I love the Time For Kids website and use it often as one of my homeschooling resources. This worksheet – For the Birds, from which we obtained the steps to make the pinecone bird feeder comes from there. Alex enjoyed this activity tremendously last Spring, but I don’t think we fed a lot of birds […]