New Yard Visitors and a Traveling Turkey

Posted by mrssmythe on April 13, 2020 in Chickens, Crafting, Critters, Insects, On the Home Front, Pollinators, Seasons, Week in Review |

Things continue to wake up in the yard and in the neighborhood. These days, the corn we put out for the chickens draws a wide range of visitors – from chipmunks and birds to squirrels and, most recently, a rabbit. Meanwhile, the azalea in the front yard – one of the few things blooming – […]

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Some Cooking, Some Crafting

Posted by mrssmythe on January 10, 2017 in Cooking, Crafting, On the Home Front, Week in Review |

This photo sums up our weather so far this winter. A little rain, a little snow…We’ve had a little bit of everything. We’ve had balmy, spring-like days in the middle of December, and now it feels like we’re in a deep freeze. By Thursday, it should be back in the mid-fifties. Up and down we go. […]

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Advice From the Dogs

Posted by mrssmythe on November 30, 2015 in Celebrations, Critters, Musings, On the Home Front |

At first, I planned to plunge right into Christmas. I was on a roll. I didn’t want to lose momentum. I was looking up fruitcake recipes the moment the Thanksgiving dishes were done. However, better sense prevailed. Perhaps a bit of a pause was in order. After all, there is such a thing as catching one’s breath. […]

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Little Things…

Posted by mrssmythe on October 28, 2015 in Critters, Musings, On the Home Front |

I think it’s a good day when you wake up and the sky looks like this: Ursa and Manny think it’s a good day when nobody else claims the couch. And Ginger thinks it’s a good day when the cookie you order at the local cafe ends up being as big as your face. It’s the little things, […]

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Out the Kitchen Window

Posted by mrssmythe on October 21, 2015 in On the Home Front |

Sometimes New England says “Good Morning” in the loveliest way.


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