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Fighting Winter with Color and Crafting

Posted by mrssmythe on March 13, 2017 in Art, Baking, Crafting, Garden, Seasons, Week in Review |

Snow, snow, snow. That’s all anyone was talking about today. Snow last week, and snow on the way. This in addition to frigid temperatures and incredible winds. It’s a lot to take in on a day when you’ve lost an hour’s sleep to Daylight Savings Time. Coffee helps. Even crocheted coffee. Here’s a little cup that I […]

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Dogs Don’t Like Lentils…and a Crocheted Turkey

Posted by mrssmythe on February 27, 2017 in Baking, Crafting, Critters, Toys, Week in Review |

The week started with my dinner plans being scuttled by Manny. He found the Italian Lentil Soup mix I’d set out on the counter, dragged it up to our bed and disembowled it. Most disturbing – he didn’t even bother to eat it. This is a dog who will eat just about anything. Green beans, spinach, […]

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Snow and More Snow…along with some baking

Posted by mrssmythe on February 13, 2017 in Baking, Chickens, Cooking, Critters, Seasons, Week in Review |

After last week’s chicken trauma, Ginger declared herself a vegetarian. So – off I went to the library to find some inspiration. I came home with The New Moosewood Cookbook and promptly made a batch of Gypsy Soup (You can find the recipe HERE) Think sweet potatoes, chick peas, and lots of spices. Absolutely delicious! Though, in truth, […]

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Rock Tumbling and Other Winter Pastimes

Posted by mrssmythe on January 30, 2017 in Baking, Chickens, Crafting, Critters, House, Week in Review |

With the cold stretching long before us and the bright busy-ness of the holidays over, we at the Smythe house find we are, more and more, relying on hobbies and creative projects to fill our days. Pepper received a rock tumbler for her birthday earlier this month and finally broke it out. It’s been a fascinating process to watch. Here […]

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Post-Holiday Update

Posted by mrssmythe on December 26, 2016 in Baking, Celebrations, Chickens, Crafting, Critters, Garden, Seasons, Week in Review |

I hope you had a lovely holiday. Ours was packed with fun, food, and good friends – just the way a holiday should be. The past two weeks were equally full and festive. We enjoyed a performance of “The Nutcracker” at The Wistariahurst Museum in Holyoke. Here you see one of the lions who guards the […]

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