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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A Day Out for the Chickens

Posted by mrssmythe on May 18, 2016 in Critters |

Here are some photos from the chickens’ first day outside. Of course Pepper brought the mealworms. These helped make the transition a smooth one. I think the chickens would go just about anywhere if mealworms were involved. The cats squeezed out the basement door when we weren’t looking and came to see what all the excitement was […]

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The Rabbit and the Cat

Posted by mrssmythe on January 22, 2016 in Critters |

I was in Ginger’s room this afternoon, washing walls in preparation for a long overdue paint job we’re planning for this weekend. Ginger was helping me pull furniture away from the walls, and then she sat down on the bed to read with her rabbit, Opal. Mr. Wa, who inhabits Ginger’s room most hours of the day, was also […]

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Coming Full Circle

Posted by mrssmythe on January 18, 2016 in Critters, Housekeeping, Musings, Seasons |

Recently, I looked back at some of my old posts to see what the family was doing a year ago. Did we have snow? What projects was I working on? Were we enjoying the winter? Imagine my surprise when I hit the archives and found that our life right now is pretty much the same as it was in […]

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