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The Week in Review

Posted by mrssmythe on September 4, 2016 in Chickens, Crafting, Critters, Garden, Toys, Week in Review |

We’ve enjoyed cooler temperatures here this past week – a very welcome change. Just this evening, Ginger said, “it’s so nice to be able to sleep under the covers at night!” And, I absolutely agree.

Cooler temps have meant that Ginger’s rabbit, Opal, has been able to spend more time than usual outside. We’ve been amused to see a wild rabbit regularly hanging out with her in the yard.

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(The wild rabbit is that small tan smudge at “three o’clock”). I wonder if they ever talk.

Our bird feeder is seeing lots of use. This Red-Bellied Woodpecker has been a frequent visitor.

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Also at the feeder – lots and lots of sparrows.

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They queue up on the dogwood tree, waiting for their turn at the feeder. And, they’re incredibly messy. Seed sprays the window while they eat, making it sound like it’s raining. But, no, it’s not rain. It’s just the sparrows.

Ginger spotted a display of “air” plants at the nursery this past week. She brought one home and made a pot for it using some leftover rocks, sand, and the lid of a vitamin bottle.

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Technically, the plant didn’t need any of that. Ginger could have just left it lying on the table, and it would have been fine. But, the vitamin lid gave it a more “finished” look – which is what Ginger was after.

If you read my last post, you know our chickens laid their first eggs this past week.

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Omelets have been the cooking method of choice, and the results have been delicious. Okay – so I can’t technically taste any difference between these and the eggs we normally buy, but then we always buy good quality eggs, so maybe that’s it. Ginger, though, says these definitely taste “fresher”.

And, finally, I finished a crochet project today – a kitty “lovey” I saw in Crochet One-Skein Wonders for Babies. The book is full of great projects – all of which take one skein or yarn or less.

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For this project, I technically pulled from four different skeins, but you can get the same multi-colored effect using a single color-changing yarn, which is what the designer intended. Fewer ends to weave in that way.

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I really like how this turned out, and it was super simple to make.

So! That brings you up to date – hope your weather has been as pleasant as ours and that you’ve had a great week, too.

From the dining room table, getting ready to put in some more rows on that blanket,

Mrs. Smythe

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2 Comments

  • Tea Lady says:

    Really enjoyed the pictures of all your wildlife. Your yard is a busy one!

    • mrssmythe says:

      we’ve started keeping a list detailing the different birds we see. We’re up to 22 now, with our latest spotting being a heron that flew overhead while I was gardening. The wildlife is definitely a big perk.

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