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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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Pond Doings, a Rabbit, and Cosmos

Posted by mrssmythe on August 7, 2017 in Critters, Garden, Seasons, Week in Review |

Last week was a great week for the pond. We had warm, sunny days and plenty of free afternoons for swimming. A huge “field” of water lilies sits just outside the main swimming area at the pond. Pepper and I swam over one afternoon to investigate and found that many of the lilies’ stems curl […]

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Animal Blessings and Angel Food Cake

Posted by mrssmythe on May 10, 2017 in Baking, Chickens, Critters, Garden, Seasons, Week in Review |

No, we haven’t decided to let the chickens come into the house – this is just Pepper, trying to lure them in with some scratch…which she should not be doing, but which I found funny enough to photograph. In the end, the chickens held to their good manners and did not come inside. Pepper gave them the […]

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Spring Has Arrived!

Posted by mrssmythe on April 11, 2017 in Critters, Garden, Seasons |

Wouldn’t you know it – I finished my new wool fair isle hat (thinking all the while how nice it would be for dog walking), and the very next day, the temperatures soar to 87 degrees. Typical New England. I won’t complain, though. It was wonderful today to open the windows, grab something other than a […]

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The Week in Review

Posted by mrssmythe on September 4, 2016 in Chickens, Crafting, Critters, Garden, Toys, Week in Review |

We’ve enjoyed cooler temperatures here this past week – a very welcome change. Just this evening, Ginger said, “it’s so nice to be able to sleep under the covers at night!” And, I absolutely agree. Cooler temps have meant that Ginger’s rabbit, Opal, has been able to spend more time than usual outside. We’ve been amused to see a […]

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