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What We Do When It Snows

Posted by mrssmythe on April 19, 2018 in Art, Baking, Critters, Seasons |

Spring is certainly dragging its heels this year. I think it’s snowed three times since I last wrote at the beginning of April. At this point, I have no patience for the cold. It makes me cranky. But, as there isn’t much point in complaining, and there certainly isn’t anything one can do about the […]

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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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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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