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Fall is Here!

Posted by mrssmythe on September 26, 2019 in Chickens, Crafting, Critters, Garden, Pollinators, Seasons |

Summer is gone, and now we are within the “season of mists and mellow fruitfulness” (as Keats would say). I think he sums it up rather nicely, don’t you? That is exactly how things have been around here of late – misty mornings and mellow fruitfulness. Enough fruit, in fact, to make a couple of […]

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The Impatient Gardener

Posted by mrssmythe on June 25, 2018 in Garden |

Several weeks back, I had the idea to plant Morning Glories near the base of the front porch. I thought it would be nice to have them wind their way up the support beams and make what I hoped would be a lovely display later in the summer. So, I bought a packet of seeds, […]

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Taking Stock of the Neighborhood

Posted by mrssmythe on August 12, 2015 in Garden, Ginger's Snaps, Seasons |

Ginger and I have been walking through the neighborhood this week – taking stock of things we haven’t seen for weeks (we’ve been at the pond), noting changes in the neighbors’ yards, taking photos of what’s blooming. Hydrangeas. Hydrangeas are what’s¬†blooming right now. A¬†neighbor of ours has five-year-old bushes that are taller than I am. […]

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