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Not For the Faint of Heart

Posted by mrssmythe on June 24, 2019 in Chickens, Critters, Garden, Week in Review |

Today’s blog is not for the faint of heart. Shall I give you the worst first? Or shall I save it for last? I think I’ll just go ahead and get the creepy photos out of the way. Here goes – Creepy photo #1 – The Snake This guy literally fell into the basement this […]

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Iris Season, the Turkey Returns, and a Knitting Update

Posted by mrssmythe on June 4, 2019 in Chickens, Crafting, Critters, Garden, libraries, Museums, Week in Review |

It’s Iris season! The lovely specimens you see below are currently outside the Smith Museum in downtown Springfield. Happily, I have irises growing in my own yard as well – though not in such spectacular profusion. Here is a yellow “volunteer” that popped up out of nowhere last year. Now I have several along the […]

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Ballroom Dance and an Escaped Turkey…Plus Crochet

Posted by mrssmythe on March 27, 2019 in Chickens, Crafting, Critters, Museums, Week in Review |

Sorry for the delay in posts – it’s been a busy couple of weeks! Last week’s craziness was a ballroom dance competition in Connecticut…Pepper’s first. Here you see her fresh from hair and makeup the morning of the competition. She went in looking barely awake and very low key and left with false eyelashes, bright […]

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A Barred Owl, the Wild Turkeys Drop in…and Some Baking

Posted by mrssmythe on February 18, 2019 in Baking, Books, Chickens, CPT's Lens, Critters, Kitchen, Old Books, Seasons, Week in Review |

We had another visit from the wild turkeys this week. If you look along the top of our back fence, you can see our turkey (the white one) sidling up to a wild turkey (the darker one to the right). At first we thought she was just being friendly. But, once the wild turkey dropped […]

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