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Caterpillar Happenings and a Return to Knitting

Posted by mrssmythe on September 10, 2017 in Chickens, CPT's Lens, Crafting, Critters, Garden, Week in Review |

This week, I’ve been thinking a lot about caterpillars. We found a monarch caterpillar in the hydrangeas getting ready to spin its chrysalis about ten days ago. By the time we’d finished dinner, it had finished the job. Since then, it has weathered several rainstorms, and, despite it’s delicate appearance, seems to be incredibly strong. […]

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A Snake in the Garden and a Cat on the Couch

Posted by mrssmythe on August 1, 2017 in Critters, Garden, Week in Review |

Ugh. Can you see the snake in the photo above? Right there under the pot. That’s his little head poking out. He’s not very large, but he was large enough to startle me  this past week when I was picking cherry tomatoes. I think he lives in that stump. When I saw him, I screamed, […]

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What’s Up with Mr. Wa?

Posted by mrssmythe on July 12, 2017 in Critters |

I often get requests for photos/posts about the cats – specifically Mr. Wa. And, while I’d like to oblige, this can be hard because Mr. Wa doesn’t do a lot. In fact, until recently, we rarely saw him. He had a tendency to lurk in the basement most of the day, or up in the comfortable […]

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The Week in Review

Posted by mrssmythe on September 18, 2016 in Baking, Critters, Garden, Photography, Seasons, Week in Review |

Leaf Report: We’re starting to see patches of fall color here. Many of the trees have smudges of red  and orange, but, overall, the bulk of the scenery remains a stalwart green. With school in session again, there are lots of books laying around house. I’m just as apt to leave mine around as the girls. Here […]

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Odds and Ends – Plus a Good Book

Posted by mrssmythe on July 29, 2016 in Books, Critters, Family, Shopping, Week in Review |

Some recent items that weren’t enough to prompt a post of their own but are still fun to share… Hollyhock dolls! This is the reason I grew hollyhocks in the first place. I’d always heard about hollyhock dolls, but had never made one of my own. I think this is such a clever idea. You can’t beat […]

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