Fall Fun – and a Sister’s Visit

Posted by mrssmythe on November 5, 2017 in Baking, Chickens, Crafting, Critters, Family, Garden, Seasons, Week in Review |

First off, I want to share this fun photo of CPT A, working on his computer in the backyard with the dogs. Since this was taken, we’ve lost all of those colorful leaves in the back woods. A wild storm came through on Halloween and knocked everything down. Much of our town was without power […]

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When You’re First to the Costume Party

Posted by mrssmythe on October 25, 2015 in Celebrations |

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The Last Warm Day

Posted by mrssmythe on October 22, 2015 in Garden, Seasons |

Fabulous weather today – blustery and in the low 70’s. A great afternoon¬†to get out and finish putting the garden “to bed”, which is exactly what I did. Other things I did on what was (probably) the¬†last warm day of the year: 1. Walked the dogs – without a hat, without a coat, and without […]

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Posted by mrssmythe on November 1, 2014 in Celebrations |

For some reason this year, we put a lot of effort into prepping for Halloween – which isn’t usually the case. Usually, the costumes are last minute, and the girls pick things out themselves without much input from me. But this year was different. This year, we started planning in September, ordering costumes well in […]

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