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Fall Fun – and a Sister’s Visit

Posted by mrssmythe on November 5, 2017 in Baking, Chickens, Crafting, Critters, Family, Garden, Seasons, Week in Review |

First off, I want to share this fun photo of CPT A, working on his computer in the backyard with the dogs. Since this was taken, we’ve lost all of those colorful leaves in the back woods. A wild storm came through on Halloween and knocked everything down. Much of our town was without power […]

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The New England Air Museum

Posted by mrssmythe on October 23, 2016 in Family, Out & About |

My father is an airplane enthusiast. He flies radio-controlled planes. He reads books about planes. He watches films about planes. He knows a lot about planes. So, going through the New England Air Museum with him was an experience in itself. He knew something about everything, and everything interested him. Even the engines interested him. I learned a lot […]

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When Your Sister Visits New England…

Posted by mrssmythe on October 12, 2016 in Chickens, Critters, Family, Out & About, Seasons |

If your sister comes to New England (as mine did this past week), you’ll almost certainly want to show her a good time. You’ll want her to see all of the charming old homes, the foliage-packed back roads, the historic spots, and the fun shops. Of course, you can’t squeeze everything into just one visit, but you can make a […]

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Odds and Ends – Plus a Good Book

Posted by mrssmythe on July 29, 2016 in Books, Critters, Family, Shopping, Week in Review |

Some recent items that weren’t enough to prompt a post of their own but are still fun to share… Hollyhock dolls! This is the reason I grew hollyhocks in the first place. I’d always heard about hollyhock dolls, but had never made one of my own. I think this is such a clever idea. You can’t beat […]

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My Daughter Has Blue Hair!

Posted by mrssmythe on June 28, 2016 in Family, Pepper's Lens |

Pepper has wanted to dye her hair for a very long time. As a three-year-old, she once brought me a box of black hair dye in the grocery store and asked if we could make her look like the woman on the front. I managed to convince her that little girls didn’t dye their hair, and she put […]

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