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May Update – lots of animals, some baking, and a bit of gardening

Posted by mrssmythe on May 24, 2020 in Baking, Chickens, Crafting, Critters, Garden, Pollinators |

It’s hard to feel isolated when you’re surrounded by animals. That’s one of the things that has helped our family during these past weeks of self-isolation. The pets keep us firmly set in our routines. They provide us with companionship. They entertain us. I’m beginning to view them less as dependents and more as contributors […]

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Judging Pie

Posted by mrssmythe on February 8, 2016 in Baking |

I was talking to a woman about introverts and extroverts the other day. She said, in her opinion, extroverts face the world thinking, “People love me!” Meanwhile, introverts say to themselves, “People are judging me.” Recognizing that everyone feels something of both of these sentiments at times, I think she has a point. And, that’s why […]

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Tying Up Loose Ends

Posted by mrssmythe on December 23, 2013 in Celebrations, Crafting, Critters, Kitchen |

Today was the day I tried to accomplish all the things I had meant to do this holiday season but hadn’t yet managed to get to. First up – the glitter ornaments I’d bought supplies for back in November. Pepper and I spent an hour this morning painting styrofoam balls with glue, then shaking glitter […]

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Christmas Baking

Posted by mrssmythe on December 19, 2013 in Celebrations, Kitchen |

We finally got around to some holiday baking today. It was Pepper’s doing. She had two social events coming up and needed sugary snacks for both – so, into the kitchen we went. Pepper is now able to do a lot of baking herself, so she made the cupcakes she wanted to take to tonight’s […]

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