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tomorrow it will be 6 years since Lily died. my parents got her as a kitten when I was a baby and she was with us all the way until I got my first job after college. she was pretty solitary but she used to wait for the school bus with me and rub my legs and sometimes she'd lick my hair.
here's a cute picture of her sleeping in a bowl on my parent's kitchen table.
love you, Lily.
looking at how snow melts can be very informative. this is a view out of a north facing window at my house. the grasses on the west and north ends are visible indicating it's relatively warm compared to the southwest corner where there's still snow. also there seems to be a small channel to the left of center where runoff from the street goes. I plan to turn this entire space into a garden some day and this information helps me plan.
new cat door installed. not as cute as the old one, but this one has a flap that will help keep basement smells and dust from coming upstairs. these products ate built with modern doors in mind, so it took a bit of extra work to fit an older, thinner door.
now to answer the big question: will the cats accept it?
got this in the mail yesterday (in a past life it was a library book in Portland, Oregon) and I've already finished reading it. it's a story about a garden, not a manual, but there is a lot to learn from it. #permaculture
so I bought a couple of pawpaws, a fruit tree native to the eastern US that I had no idea about until recently. they are one of those anachronistic plants that still exist despite losing their partners. they relied upon mastodons to spread their seed and attract carrion flies to pollinate their flowers. if/when my trees are old enough to produce fruit, I will need to hand-pollinate them, which will be interesting.
just look at these things! they look tropical!
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