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Iris Season, the Turkey Returns, and a Knitting Update

Posted by mrssmythe on June 4, 2019 in Chickens, Crafting, Critters, Garden, libraries, Museums, Week in Review |

It’s Iris season! The lovely specimens you see below are currently outside the Smith Museum in downtown Springfield. Happily, I have irises growing in my own yard as well – though not in such spectacular profusion. Here is a yellow “volunteer” that popped up out of nowhere last year. Now I have several along the […]

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Ballroom Dance and an Escaped Turkey…Plus Crochet

Posted by mrssmythe on March 27, 2019 in Chickens, Crafting, Critters, Museums, Week in Review |

Sorry for the delay in posts – it’s been a busy couple of weeks! Last week’s craziness was a ballroom dance competition in Connecticut…Pepper’s first. Here you see her fresh from hair and makeup the morning of the competition. She went in looking barely awake and very low key and left with false eyelashes, bright […]

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Post-Holiday Check In

Posted by mrssmythe on December 30, 2018 in Baking, Celebrations, Chickens, Critters, Museums, Shopping, Week in Review |

I had meant to post something earlier, but didn’t manage it. As a result, you’re going to get a hodge-podge of images from the previous few weeks to give you a fair idea of our holiday season. If it all seems a bit wacky and disjointed, well… that’s a bit how the month has felt. […]

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Crochet at the Quadrangle

Posted by mrssmythe on March 26, 2018 in Crafting, Museums |

I spent some time this weekend at the Springfield Quadrangle – the spot where all the city’s museums are clustered. The weather wasn’t particularly nice – as you see from the photos, we’re still a long way from Spring here – but I managed to sit outside for about thirty minutes and work on my […]

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A Visit to Old Sturbridge Village

Posted by mrssmythe on July 11, 2017 in Books, Crafting, Museums, Old Books, Out & About, Seasons |

The girls and I were back at Old Sturbridge Village last week. We planned our visit for the day after the Fourth of July because, if you’ve ever been to OSV on the Fourth, you know how congested it can be. Wanting to avoid that sort of thing (and preserve the illusion of having stepped […]

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