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Fighting Winter with Color and Crafting

Posted by mrssmythe on March 13, 2017 in Art, Baking, Crafting, Garden, Seasons, Week in Review |

Snow, snow, snow. That’s all anyone was talking about today. Snow last week, and snow on the way. This in addition to frigid temperatures and incredible winds. It’s a lot to take in on a day when you’ve lost an hour’s sleep to Daylight Savings Time. Coffee helps. Even crocheted coffee. Here’s a little cup that I […]

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Turkeys and Trees

Posted by mrssmythe on March 5, 2017 in Chickens, Critters, Week in Review |

The turkeys are back! Here you can see them (if you look closely) walking in a line behind our back fence. I was reading with the windows open the morning they arrived. They were making noises that I thought, at first, were coming from the chickens. But, the noises weren’t exactly like the ones the chickens […]

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Storm Damage

Posted by mrssmythe on August 12, 2016 in Critters |

A storm hit us in early this afternoon. And while I’m thankful for the rain (it’s so needed right now), the storm, itself, took a toll on our trees. I was out back in the muggy air, doing a crossword puzzle while the dogs panted beside me on the patio. Storm clouds were moving in, thunder […]

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The Trees Arrive

Posted by mrssmythe on November 3, 2015 in Garden |

Several months ago, CPT America and I joined the Arbor Day Foundation. It was my idea. They were offering ten free trees, plus two crapemyrtle bushes to anyone willing to mail in the $10 membership fee. Ten trees and two shrubs…for $10? “Count me in!” I said. Exactly thirty minutes later, I started to worry. I […]

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The First Walk of November

Posted by mrssmythe on November 1, 2015 in Out & About, Seasons |

Another nice day for a walk – CPT America and I took Manny for a stroll down Main Street, noting that while the leaves are still vivid, many of them are now on the ground. Also on the ground…acorns! I love acorns. I’ve often thought of how nice it would be to have an oak tree […]

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