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Knitting, Baking, New Quarters for the Chickens, and a Birthday

Posted by mrssmythe on December 3, 2017 in Baking, Celebrations, Chickens, Crafting, Critters, libraries |

Have you started your holiday baking yet? Ginger and I began last week after she received a cookie press for her birthday. The spritz you see here were the happy result. We used the Taste of Home Lemon-Butter Spritz Cookies recipe which made 12 dozen, though it felt like more. By the end, we were completely “spritzed” […]

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The Week in Review

Posted by mrssmythe on September 10, 2016 in Chickens, Critters, Garden, iPhone photography, Photography, Seasons, Week in Review |

We’re starting to see signs of Fall in Western Massachusetts, despite it being nearly 90 degrees here today and muggy as anything. Further evidence of the impending seasonal shift – acorns, and the arrival of pumpkins at the garden centers. I bought these at Sixteen Acres Garden Center today, where they had mini pumpkins 3/$2 […]

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A Day Out for the Chickens

Posted by mrssmythe on May 18, 2016 in Critters |

Here are some photos from the chickens’ first day outside. Of course Pepper brought the mealworms. These helped make the transition a smooth one. I think the chickens would go just about anywhere if mealworms were involved. The cats squeezed out the basement door when we weren’t looking and came to see what all the excitement was […]

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