More Snow, a Dog’s Haircut, and Too Much Baking

Spring continues to prove elusive here in western Massachusetts. We’ve had snow twice since my last post. Granted, the second time, it was simultaneously sunny. So strange. I refuse to be put off from yard work, though. Tired of waiting for warmer weather, I…

More Backyard Birds, More Crochet, and a Bit of Spring

Greetings! Here I am, yesterday, sitting in the sun in the backyard – the first time I was out and about in just about two weeks. Otherwise, I’ve been bedridden, overcoming a bout with the flu that slid into a case of pneumonia. It’s…

Into the New Year

“Cozy” is the worm I’d use to describe our New Year’s Eve this year. For us, it was a rainy night with lots of wind – the perfect weather for hunkering down by the fire and watching old movies…which is exactly what we did. After…

Feed the Birds…$25 a bag

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…

The Dog Garden

Somehow, I’ve ended up with a Dog Garden. It wasn’t meant to be anything of the sort. Back in the spring, I had plans for a series of raised beds where I could grow herbs and flowers. I was going to use the unclaimed spot in…