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A Beautiful End to Summer

Posted by mrssmythe on September 21, 2018 in Chickens, Garden, Hiking, Out & About, Pollinators, Week in Review |

Time in the garden is extra sweet these days knowing that our first freeze is just around the corner. Many of the flowers are putting out a final show before the cold descends, the clematis among them. The pond lily is particularly pretty right now. And, though the zinnias are looking a little worn – […]

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Hike to Whale Rock

Posted by mrssmythe on September 13, 2018 in Hiking, Out & About |

We’re trying to do more hiking as a family this Fall. There are so many places to hike near us, and it’s always a treat to get out of doors and into the woods for a while. This past Saturday, we drove about fifteen minutes east to get to the Thayer Brook Conservation Area. As […]

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Goat Rock Trail

Posted by mrssmythe on May 24, 2015 in Hiking |

We spent a pleasant afternoon at Hampden Memorial Park today. If you haven’t visited lately, it’s worth a look. The spray park is on and they’ve added a bright new playscape: Before exploring that, though, we dragged the kids up Goat Rock Trail which starts at one end of the parking lot, right beside the ball […]

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Ginger’s Post: A Walk in the Park

Posted by mrssmythe on November 5, 2014 in Ginger's Snaps, Hiking, Seasons |

We spent the morning at Chicopee State Park on Tuesday. CPT America had a rare day off, and after we’d finished voting, we piled the kids into the car and headed for the walking trails. It turned out to be a beautiful day for it. The sun was pleasantly warm and there was still plenty of […]

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The Jessie Girard Trail

Posted by mrssmythe on August 25, 2014 in Hiking |

This fall, we’re committed to exploring the state parks and forests in our local area. There’s so much available within a two hour drive of our house, that it’s crazy we haven’t done this sooner. Well, no more. This past weekend, I chose a trail, and we drove an hour south into Connecticut, to the 3,000 […]

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