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Snow, a Fruitcake, and Some Recent Knitting

Posted by mrssmythe on December 13, 2017 in Baking, Crafting, Critters, Week in Review |

I wonder what question the bug was asking when he carved a question mark into this oak leaf. Ginger found it today on our walk. Maybe he was asking why the fruit you bake into a fruitcake always sinks to the bottom. What a sad fruitcake. It tasted all right, but it had a tumultuous […]

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More Snow…and Sledding with a Chicken

Posted by mrssmythe on March 20, 2017 in Chickens, Critters, Seasons, Week in Review |

First Day of Spring! And, wouldn’t you know it, there’s still snow on the ground. A lot of snow. Typical New England. Things were kind of drippy and melty at the beginning of the week. My rock wall took on a new, slick beauty… and the grass looked like it was covered in lace. But, then […]

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A “Very” Sort of Day

Posted by mrssmythe on February 24, 2015 in Out & About, Seasons |

Yesterday was one of those “very” sorts of days; very cold, very windy, and very bright. Normally we don’t go sledding on “very” days, but I’d been putting it off for weeks, using one excuse or another. I’d honestly been waiting for it to warm up. I wanted weather that was just warm enough to be […]

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The Pom Pom Hat

Posted by mrssmythe on January 6, 2015 in Crafting, Seasons |

A while back, I finished a hat. It was a pom pom hat. I usually shy away from hats with pom poms. I think you have to be a certain kind of person to wear one successfully, and I’m pretty sure I’m not that kind of person. But then I found a pattern for a hat that used […]

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