More Snow…and a bit of Crochet

Posted by mrssmythe on March 10, 2019 in Crafting, Critters, Seasons, Week in Review |

I don’t mean to harp on snow, but that seems to have been the theme of our week here. This photo was taken on Monday: And this photo was taken this morning, as we drove to church. Fresh snow plus Daylight Savings Time made for a very sparse crowd in the pews. But, back to […]

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Waiting for Spring

Posted by mrssmythe on March 3, 2019 in Baking, Chickens, Crafting, Critters, libraries, Seasons, Week in Review |

A pretty slow week here. All of our attention seems to be on either waiting for the snow to leave or dealing with the new drifts that arrive. Most everyone is thoroughly tired of snow and chomping at the bit for Spring. Here, Ginger shows that coop-cleaning must go on, regardless of the weather. On […]

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Ursa and the Corn

Posted by mrssmythe on June 16, 2014 in Critters |

The other night, we had corn on the cob with dinner. When it was time to clean up, CPT America helped clear the table, then began tossing the cleaned-off cobs into the trash. (We don’t compost them because they’re generally smothered in butter and therefore attractive to wildlife). Anyway – Ursa (who also qualifies as wildlife) saw her […]

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Dinner Time

Posted by mrssmythe on January 15, 2014 in Critters |

Dinner time with three dogs can get pretty wild. And it certainly was for us at first. The boys eat incredibly fast and would go after Ursa’s bowl while she munched her own kibble at a more leisurely pace. And then there was were the full body tackles CPT America would receive as he tried […]

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Mrs. Smythe Walks the Dogs

Posted by mrssmythe on December 6, 2013 in Critters |

At present, both of our dogs are a bit much for either of the girls to manage on their own during a walk. Ursa is nearly 70 lbs., and Manny could potentially whisk one of them off their feet if he saw a squirrel and decided to bolt. So, when it comes to exercising them, […]

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