At Last, the Sun

Posted by mrssmythe on June 8, 2017 in Critters, Garden, Week in Review |

Hello, everyone! To start: an update on the Kipper fur I put out several weeks ago… A definite success! I had to refill the “fur cage” this week (I have a whole sack of Kipper clippings in the closet to draw from). It’s fun thinking about all the little birds who are now bedding down in fur-lined […]

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The Week in Review

Posted by mrssmythe on September 4, 2016 in Chickens, Crafting, Critters, Garden, Toys, Week in Review |

We’ve enjoyed cooler temperatures here this past week – a very welcome change. Just this evening, Ginger said, “it’s so nice to be able to sleep under the covers at night!” And, I absolutely agree. Cooler temps have meant that Ginger’s rabbit, Opal, has been able to spend more time than usual outside. We’ve been amused to see a […]

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Feed the Birds…$25 a bag

Posted by mrssmythe on August 7, 2016 in Critters, Garden |

For several years now, we’ve been feeding the birds year round. And, there have been definite rewards to doing that. My kids can identify many more birds than I ever could at their age. And, the feeders, which hang outside our dining room, have provided us with endless entertainment. Our pets, too, have loved having the wildlife […]

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The First Walk of November

Posted by mrssmythe on November 1, 2015 in Out & About, Seasons |

Another nice day for a walk – CPT America and I took Manny for a stroll down Main Street, noting that while the leaves are still vivid, many of them are now on the ground. Also on the ground…acorns! I love acorns. I’ve often thought of how nice it would be to have an oak tree […]

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Bird Watching

Posted by mrssmythe on March 1, 2015 in CPT's Lens, Critters |

This morning, CPT America and I took some time to drink coffee and watch the birds that gather outside our dining room window. CPT America has hung two feeders for them there, and their constant comings and goings are a source of entertainment for all of us – the pets included. The birds are so dainty and pretty, and […]

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