Dogs Don’t Like Lentils…and a Crocheted Turkey

Posted by mrssmythe on February 27, 2017 in Baking, Crafting, Critters, Toys, Week in Review |

The week started with my dinner plans being scuttled by Manny. He found the Italian Lentil Soup mix I’d set out on the counter, dragged it up to our bed and disembowled it. Most disturbing – he didn’t even bother to eat it. This is a dog who will eat just about anything. Green beans, spinach, […]

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Radiators, Socks, and a Great Blue Heron

Posted by mrssmythe on October 1, 2016 in Chickens, Crafting, Critters, Garden, iPhone photography, Photography, Seasons, Week in Review |

The radiators popped on this week. When I woke up I could smell them. And it’s always nice to hear their early morning hissing. When the radiators come on, I know that fall has officially arrived. In other seasonal news, today was the first day I really noticed a lot of fall color. You can tell from the […]

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The Week in Review

Posted by mrssmythe on September 25, 2016 in Crafting, iPhone photography, Out & About, Photography, Seasons, Travel, Week in Review |

The weather was beautiful this past week. To take advantage of it, we spent as much time as possible outside. On Wednesday, we hit Forest Park in Springfield – a perfect place to practice with the Prisma App. Even ho-hum photos of tree roots can come alive with the right setting. Here’s a photo without […]

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Cooking with Pepper

Posted by mrssmythe on September 20, 2016 in Cooking, Homeschool, iPhone photography |

Pepper is taking a cooking course this semester – The Everyday Gourmet, offered through The Great Courses. She just completed lesson three, which means she’s spent the past two weeks studying two things – kitchen equipment and cutting techniques. Her first “assignment” was to make a vegetable bean soup. That was last week. This week, she made Ratatouille – that […]

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The Week in Review

Posted by mrssmythe on September 18, 2016 in Baking, Critters, Garden, Photography, Seasons, Week in Review |

Leaf Report: We’re starting to see patches of fall color here. Many of the trees have smudges of red  and orange, but, overall, the bulk of the scenery remains a stalwart green. With school in session again, there are lots of books laying around house. I’m just as apt to leave mine around as the girls. Here […]

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