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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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Spring Snow

Posted by mrssmythe on April 2, 2018 in libraries, Out & About, Seasons |

This morning, CPT A woke up laughing. I thought he was still asleep and having a dream. I thought he was laughing in his sleep. But, he wasn’t. He was simply looking out the window. It was snowing. Again. And, it’s still snowing. We’re supposed to get 2-3 inches today. Nothing earth-shattering, but still…. On […]

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Signs of Spring

Posted by mrssmythe on March 29, 2018 in Garden, Seasons |

I was both happy and dismayed to see signs of Spring in the front yard this morning. Happy, because it will be so nice to see the plants and leaves return. (Those are the tiger lilies, by the way). Happy, too, because I’m ready to be warm again. (Those are the sedum). But maybe a tiny […]

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More Snow

Posted by mrssmythe on March 14, 2018 in Seasons |

More snow… lots more – about eight inches more, to be precise. CPT A commented the other day that it feels like we’ve had more snow in the month of March than in all the rest of winter combined…and there’s more in the forecast for today. It is pretty, certainly. And, with temperatures being warmer, […]

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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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