We got a new rug for the living room and boy is it comfy! Sebastian and Yaffa are enjoying it to. They came right up to smell it to see if it was to their liking. And it's super soft so they relaxed on it. I just hope they don't scratch it up since lately all 3 cats have been using the rugs as their own personal scratching pads.
Since I "work from home" these days, I have had lots of time to cook and try out new recipes. The other day I learned to make pizza dough. I don't know why I always thought it was difficult to do, but it's actually quite easy! And the pizza came out great! Notice on the bottom right corner, I had to try some of the crust. Haha, it's my favorite part of a pizza. You think anyone will notice a piece missing? I also made my mom's recipe for fun goh or "chinese dumplings". These little goodies are pretty labor intensive but so worth it when they are done. It has a pork, cabbage and carrot filling and boy are they just delicious. This is what it looks like before they are steamed.
One way to get from Staten Island to Manhattan and vice versa is to take the free ferry. It's a nice ride with lots to see. The boat is quite large, it can fit lots and lots of people. On this particular day, it was not too cold so I decided to sit on the top deck in the open air. It was chilly once the boat started moving. I was relieved to see so many life jackets above my head! I still feel sad when I look over to Downtown Manhattan and see the Twin Towers missing. Will never forget that day. However, lower Manhattan is a beautiful view! Especially from a boat! The best view of all is this pretty lady! One of these days I have to actually go and visit her. Yup, you can't beat "free" boat ride and an awesome view!
Sebastian loves to hang out on the porch. He sits out there for hours enjoying the warm sun rays. Sometimes I forget he's out there and close the porch door. He gets mad when he's ready to come back in. Here he is giving me laser eyes by the window.
I was outside working on the garden today and had a visitor. I don't know if this is someone's outdoor cat in the neighborhood or a stray cat. I don't think the kitty is a stray because she was really friendly. She came right up to me and let me pet her. In case she was a stray, I decided to try to give the kitty some cat food. She sniffed it, but she didn't eat any. She wasn't interested. I did see her try to chase down some birds though. She sat on the grass for awhile and hung around while I gardened. She was very relaxed. After a little while, she walked away into the neighbors yard. I hope she comes back for a visit. I am hoping she is someone's cat, I would hate to think she's a stray...
After a week of hard work, we are finally finished with putting up the picket fencing for the garden. So much work, but sooo worth it. We are so happy with the results, and can't wait to start tilling the soil so we can plant the seedlings. Here is a photo of installing the gate. Testing out that the gate works. Finished product! Here is a photo of our cucumber and zucchini plants. And this is broccoli growing! By next week, we should be able to plant everything. Hooray!
Novice urban gardener & beekeeper documenting my adventures in gardening in NYC. I garden by trial & error. My goal is to grow my own organic food, recycle & conserve.
I would love to do a seed exchange or plant exchange with other New Yorkers. Contact me if you are interested.