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Toe Shoes for Ginger

Posted by mrssmythe on March 15, 2018 in Family |

Ginger has reached an important milestone in her dancing career. This past month she got her first pair of toe shoes! Here she is at the dance store, getting fitted for them. The incredibly flexible woman on the floor is her dance teacher. Turns out fitting toe shoes is a lengthy process. In the hour […]

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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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