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Breakfast with the Chickens…and other odds and ends

Posted by mrssmythe on October 3, 2017 in Chickens, Critters, Garden, Week in Review |

Some mornings, it’s still nice enough for CPT A and I to pop out onto the patio and drink our coffee while watching the chickens. It’s good for the chickens. It’s good for us. This week, though, the chickens were extra friendly. Everest jumped onto my lawn chair. (I was so startled, I almost spilled […]

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A Heart-Shaped Potato, Chimichurri, Chickens, and Fall Foliage

Posted by mrssmythe on November 14, 2016 in Chickens, Cooking, Garden, Seasons, Week in Review |

Pepper’s cooking classes (she’s enrolled in “The Everyday Gourmet – Rediscovering the Lost Art of Cooking”) continue to go well. This week, she tackled grilling, cooking up a cowboy steak topped with chimichurri. Have you tried chimichurri? It’s amazing. (Brief interruption to show you the heart-shaped potato we found while prepping that night’s meal). Chimichurri is essentially a […]

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Un-smothering the Garden

Posted by mrssmythe on October 8, 2015 in Garden |

I started a new garden this week. It’s basically the dumping ground for everything that has been overtaking my flower beds – things like mint, lemon thyme, and spiderwort – wonderful plants, all of them, but so…explosive! Just look at this catmint! Sometime during the summer, it jumped its rock border and attacked the grass. […]

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