Animal Blessings and Angel Food Cake

Posted by mrssmythe on May 10, 2017 in Baking, Chickens, Critters, Garden, Seasons, Week in Review |

No, we haven’t decided to let the chickens come into the house – this is just Pepper, trying to lure them in with some scratch…which she should not be doing, but which I found funny enough to photograph. In the end, the chickens held to their good manners and did not come inside. Pepper gave them the […]

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Some Cooking, Some Crafting

Posted by mrssmythe on January 10, 2017 in Cooking, Crafting, On the Home Front, Week in Review |

This photo sums up our weather so far this winter. A little rain, a little snow…We’ve had a little bit of everything. We’ve had balmy, spring-like days in the middle of December, and now it feels like we’re in a deep freeze. By Thursday, it should be back in the mid-fifties. Up and down we go. […]

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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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CPT A’s Christmas Socks – Finally Done!

Posted by mrssmythe on March 12, 2016 in Crafting |

Last December, I sent CPT A to a yarn store north of us to pick up some supplies I needed for Christmas gifts. And, because this particular yarn store offers a discount when you spend more than $60, I gave him instructions to “buy some sock yarn” if he was anywhere near that amount. He came home with this: […]

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Superbowl Knitting

Posted by mrssmythe on February 1, 2015 in Crafting |

This evening, I started knitting a sock while watching the Superbowl. The sock is one of two I will hopefully finish for CPT America by Valentine’s Day. The color I’ve chosen is called “cowboy”. Basically, it’s brown. I worked on the brown sock all the way up until the halftime show, which I had heard […]

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