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What We Do When It Snows

Posted by mrssmythe on April 19, 2018 in Art, Baking, Critters, Seasons |

Spring is certainly dragging its heels this year. I think it’s snowed three times since I last wrote at the beginning of April. At this point, I have no patience for the cold. It makes me cranky. But, as there isn’t much point in complaining, and there certainly isn’t anything one can do about the […]

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Caterpillar Happenings and a Return to Knitting

Posted by mrssmythe on September 10, 2017 in Chickens, CPT's Lens, Crafting, Critters, Garden, Week in Review |

This week, I’ve been thinking a lot about caterpillars. We found a monarch caterpillar in the hydrangeas getting ready to spin its chrysalis about ten days ago. By the time we’d finished dinner, it had finished the job. Since then, it has weathered several rainstorms, and, despite it’s delicate appearance, seems to be incredibly strong. […]

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Chickens and Firelight

Posted by mrssmythe on March 27, 2017 in Chickens, Crafting, Critters, Seasons, Week in Review |

More snow. More chickens. Well, technically not a lot more snow, but it did snow here this week,(very briefly) and the stuff that was already on the ground looks to be in no hurry to leave. We did have some nice, sunny days, though, which prompted more sessions in a lawn chair against the barn, soaking […]

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More Snow…and Sledding with a Chicken

Posted by mrssmythe on March 20, 2017 in Chickens, Critters, Seasons, Week in Review |

First Day of Spring! And, wouldn’t you know it, there’s still snow on the ground. A lot of snow. Typical New England. Things were kind of drippy and melty at the beginning of the week. My rock wall took on a new, slick beauty… and the grass looked like it was covered in lace. But, then […]

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Turkeys and Trees

Posted by mrssmythe on March 5, 2017 in Chickens, Critters, Week in Review |

The turkeys are back! Here you can see them (if you look closely) walking in a line behind our back fence. I was reading with the windows open the morning they arrived. They were making noises that I thought, at first, were coming from the chickens. But, the noises weren’t exactly like the ones the chickens […]

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