A Barred Owl, the Wild Turkeys Drop in…and Some Baking

Posted by mrssmythe on February 18, 2019 in Baking, Books, Chickens, CPT's Lens, Critters, Kitchen, Old Books, Seasons, Week in Review |

We had another visit from the wild turkeys this week. If you look along the top of our back fence, you can see our turkey (the white one) sidling up to a wild turkey (the darker one to the right). At first we thought she was just being friendly. But, once the wild turkey dropped […]

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A Lively Weekend

Posted by mrssmythe on January 15, 2019 in Crafting, Critters, Week in Review |

We’ve had a very busy past few days! The girls danced in our church’s Medieval/Epiphany festival while CPT A and I both helped behind the scenes. I worked as an usher. CPT A did everything from greeting guests and performing first aid to animal wrangling. One of his many tasks was to help get the […]

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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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This Week’s Highlights

Posted by mrssmythe on July 1, 2016 in Critters, Garden |

It was a big week for bird-watching here. On Wednesday, we saw a return of one of the turkey families – this time a mother with three babies. They strolled into the yard just as I was getting the mail. They spent a couple of hours hanging out in the garden before finally hopping over the fence. […]

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Turkey Tracks

Posted by mrssmythe on April 5, 2016 in Critters |

On Monday, the snow was back…and so were the turkeys. Some of them came close to the house, which made me wonder if they were attracted to our bird feeders. (Now there’s a bird I never thought we’d get when I picked up that bag of “songbird mix” from the garden store). Most of the turkeys came early […]

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