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Into the New Year

Posted by mrssmythe on January 10, 2019 in Baking, Celebrations, Crafting, Critters, Seasons, Week in Review |

“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 a very busy and full Christmas season, having a night for […]

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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 Dog Garden

Posted by mrssmythe on August 5, 2016 in Critters, 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 our back yard that used to house an above ground pool […]

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Strange Bedfellows

Posted by mrssmythe on June 7, 2016 in Critters |

“We want to hear more about Mr. Wa,” people say. “Why don’t you write more about Mr. Wa?” I’ll tell you why I don’t write more about Mr. Wa. It’s because Mr. Wa sleeps. All the time. That’s all I ever see him doing. Granted, last week he did corner a mouse (CPT A intervened, and […]

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Chickens with a Side of Dog

Posted by mrssmythe on May 28, 2016 in Critters |

It’s the sweetest little scene. Just a girl and her chickens… …and her dogs. Those dogs! They’re fascinated by the chickens. At the time we took this photo, we were letting the chickens walk around freely behind their fence – despite the dogs. Since then, we’ve found out Manny can jump the chicken fence. So, for […]

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