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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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The Week in Review

Posted by mrssmythe on July 9, 2016 in Week in Review |

Some snippets from the past week… A kitchen garden we saw at Historic Deerfield while picnicking on the Fourth of July: Isn’t it lovely? So orderly. So tidy. So dog-proof. The chickens, enjoying watermelon we brought home from the same picnic: Pepper’s chickens love watermelon. They can strip a slice down to the rind in no time […]

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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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