Drought in Massachusetts

We’re currently in the midst of a drought here in Western Massachusetts – the first we’ve seen since moving here. And, I’ll admit, one aspect of it has me baffled. The lawns. Very few people are watering their lawns. Which, of course, makes sense. But, it…

The Smith Museum

We had another trip to the museums today – this time because Pepper was being fitted for her new skates and Ginger and I needed somewhere other than the cave-like skate shop to hang out while Pepper sat for an hour letting her new…

The Springfield Museums

We spent the afternoon at our wonderful museum complex yesterday. The girls and I have logged a lot of hours there over the years – most often in the natural history museum, which is one of the more kid-friendly buildings with its aquariums and…

Mattoon Street

Our wonderful art museum debuted a new exhibit on art crime today (more about that in a future post), and I decided to take the girls downtown for the opening reception. We took Kipper with us because, of the three dogs, he’s the least…

The Yankee Candle Company

The girls and I went to the Yankee Candle Company in Deerfield last week. It’s about forty minutes away, and I called it a field trip because there’s a small (very small, actually) museum on the site dedicated to the history of candle making. There…