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Waiting for Spring

Posted by mrssmythe on March 3, 2019 in Baking, Chickens, Crafting, Critters, libraries, Seasons, Week in Review |

A pretty slow week here. All of our attention seems to be on either waiting for the snow to leave or dealing with the new drifts that arrive. Most everyone is thoroughly tired of snow and chomping at the bit for Spring. Here, Ginger shows that coop-cleaning must go on, regardless of the weather. On […]

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Spring Snow

Posted by mrssmythe on April 2, 2018 in libraries, Out & About, Seasons |

This morning, CPT A woke up laughing. I thought he was still asleep and having a dream. I thought he was laughing in his sleep. But, he wasn’t. He was simply looking out the window. It was snowing. Again. And, it’s still snowing. We’re supposed to get 2-3 inches today. Nothing earth-shattering, but still…. On […]

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Knitting, Baking, New Quarters for the Chickens, and a Birthday

Posted by mrssmythe on December 3, 2017 in Baking, Celebrations, Chickens, Crafting, Critters, libraries |

Have you started your holiday baking yet? Ginger and I began last week after she received a cookie press for her birthday. The spritz you see here were the happy result. We used the Taste of Home Lemon-Butter Spritz Cookies recipe which made 12 dozen, though it felt like more. By the end, we were completely “spritzed” […]

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A New Hat, Geraniums, Chickens, and Old Navy

Posted by mrssmythe on November 21, 2016 in Chickens, Crafting, Critters, Garden, libraries, Out & About, Seasons, Shopping, Week in Review |

I’m still chugging along on that sweater I told you about. The end is in sight, but, last Sunday, I took a break and grabbed a skein of Cozy Wool I’d bought on impulse at Michael’s. It was on sale. I think I paid $4. It was a great color – “Merlot” – and what really […]

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More Mitts, Autumn Leaves, and Some Chickens

Posted by mrssmythe on November 8, 2016 in Brewing, Celebrations, Chickens, Critters, Ginger's Snaps, libraries, Seasons, Week in Review |

Just when you think Fall is winding up, you drive by the library and see something like this: The Japanese Maples are in fine form and make a great subject for Prisma experimentation, as Ginger discovered. Echoing the red and gold theme – these berries I spotted on one of my dog walks. I’ve done […]

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