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Peeling Wallpaper, Dragon Fruit, and Blooming Flowers

Posted by mrssmythe on May 14, 2018 in Garden, House, Seasons, Week in Review |

Things are hopping here on the home front. Inside, I’ve decided to (finally) tackle the kitchen walls. These should have been painted years ago, but I’ve put off the job because it wasn’t a matter of mere paint. There’s wallpaper under all that paint, and it needed to be stripped before any more paint was […]

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At Last…Plus Some Artwork

Posted by mrssmythe on April 29, 2018 in Art, Baking, Garden, Week in Review |

At last, we are starting to see definite signs of Spring! So many, in fact, that I felt confident about planting spinach in the Hugelkultur beds on Saturday. I also added some arugula and some cilantro – plus some seeds. I’m not sure how well the seeds will do. I planted them in roughly composted material as […]

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Lots of Flowers, Lots of Bubbles

Posted by mrssmythe on May 2, 2017 in Critters, Garden, Seasons, Week in Review |

This week, CPT A set up a bird feeder in the back yard for any birds that might prefer a more secluded setting than our driveway dogwood affords. (Actually, he put it up because he found it in the garage and thought it looked cute). Anyway. It’s been very popular with all of the wildlife – […]

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Spring Has Arrived!

Posted by mrssmythe on April 11, 2017 in Critters, Garden, Seasons |

Wouldn’t you know it – I finished my new wool fair isle hat (thinking all the while how nice it would be for dog walking), and the very next day, the temperatures soar to 87 degrees. Typical New England. I won’t complain, though. It was wonderful today to open the windows, grab something other than a […]

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A Further Case for Neglect

Posted by mrssmythe on August 23, 2016 in Critters, Garden |

This was how my bleeding heart plant looked this past spring. And, this is how my bleeding heart looks now. Yes – it’s has “faded” some, hasn’t it. Normally, at this point, I cut it back. But, this year, we have a family of sparrows living in the front yard. The babies sit in the sun […]

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