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Peeling Wallpaper, Dragon Fruit, and Blooming Flowers

Posted by mrssmythe on May 14, 2018 in Garden, House, Seasons, Week in Review |

Things are hopping here on the home front. Inside, I’ve decided to (finally) tackle the kitchen walls. These should have been painted years ago, but I’ve put off the job because it wasn’t a matter of mere paint. There’s wallpaper under all that paint, and it needed to be stripped before any more paint was […]

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Animal Blessings and Angel Food Cake

Posted by mrssmythe on May 10, 2017 in Baking, Chickens, Critters, Garden, Seasons, Week in Review |

No, we haven’t decided to let the chickens come into the house – this is just Pepper, trying to lure them in with some scratch…which she should not be doing, but which I found funny enough to photograph. In the end, the chickens held to their good manners and did not come inside. Pepper gave them the […]

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Currently in Bloom…

Posted by mrssmythe on May 6, 2016 in Garden, Seasons |

Lots in bloom in the yard right now, even though the weather has been disappointing. (Cool temps, rain, etc.). Purple and pink are the dominant colors, beginning with the wash of Creeping Phlox around the backyard pond. These are wonderful as they seem to increase in number every year. I love their starry centers. Another plant […]

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