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Irises, The Rock Garden, and a Rose I Should Kill

Posted by mrssmythe on June 11, 2018 in Garden, Week in Review |

We’re now well into June, and there’s plenty happening in the garden. Irises I got last summer from a friend have begun to bloom – aren’t they pretty? Another gift from a gardening friend – these Foxgloves: These are actually the descendants of foxgloves she gave me years back. This year, I finally moved them […]

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Strictly Ballroom…Almost

Posted by mrssmythe on May 28, 2018 in Garden, Out & About, Week in Review |

On Friday, Pepper and I attended a ballroom dance competition in downtown Springfield. Pepper is interested in DanceSport now, and we thought it would be fun to see a competition firsthand. To get to the hotel where the competition was held, we had to walk across a sky bridge – something I’ve always wanted to […]

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At Last, the Sun

Posted by mrssmythe on June 8, 2017 in Critters, Garden, Week in Review |

Hello, everyone! To start: an update on the Kipper fur I put out several weeks ago… A definite success! I had to refill the “fur cage” this week (I have a whole sack of Kipper clippings in the closet to draw from). It’s fun thinking about all the little birds who are now bedding down in fur-lined […]

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Curbing the Lawn’s Enthusiasm…and other news from the yard.

Posted by mrssmythe on May 27, 2017 in Chickens, Critters, Garden, Seasons, Week in Review |

Last weekend, I cut the grass for the first time this year. I should have done it weeks earlier, but between the rain and our schedule…well, it had gotten overgrown (to say the least). Can you see in the above photo? The most time-consuming part was the side yard where the bugle is growing. This is […]

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