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Continued Cold and Snow

Posted by mrssmythe on January 15, 2018 in Chickens, Crafting, Critters, Seasons, Week in Review |

Snow and frigid temperatures continue – except for one strange day when we reached 60 degrees and all of the snow melted in a matter of hours. Lawns flooded, then froze again into shallow ice rinks the next day. Strange. Ursa has been enjoying this winter very much. When we go for walks, she veers […]

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Cold, Cold, Cold

Posted by mrssmythe on January 6, 2018 in Critters, Seasons, Week in Review |

The past week has been frigid, to say the least, and Thursday we had nearly a foot of snow dumped on us. Most things shut down. Meanwhile, CPT A battled our ailing snow blower, pausing in his plowing to perform multiple repairs to its tires and drive spring…he even slogged to Home Depot at one […]

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Arctic Temperatures and an Accordion

Posted by mrssmythe on December 28, 2017 in Celebrations, Chickens, Critters, Garden, Mrs. Smythe, Seasons, Week in Review |

Did you have a white Christmas like we did? Wasn’t it nice? Or, maybe it wasn’t so nice for you. Maybe you had to drive somewhere and the roads were treacherous. That’s never fun. But, if, like us, you were spending Christmas at the at the next door neighbor’s house and had only to walk […]

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Snow and More Snow…along with some baking

Posted by mrssmythe on February 13, 2017 in Baking, Chickens, Cooking, Critters, Seasons, Week in Review |

After last week’s chicken trauma, Ginger declared herself a vegetarian. So – off I went to the library to find some inspiration. I came home with The New Moosewood Cookbook and promptly made a batch of Gypsy Soup (You can find the recipe HERE) Think sweet potatoes, chick peas, and lots of spices. Absolutely delicious! Though, in truth, […]

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And Then There Were Four

Posted by mrssmythe on February 6, 2017 in Books, Chickens, Crafting, Critters, Seasons, Toys, Week in Review |

More snow this week… About 2 inches is all, but it came down all day, and the snow dogs – Kipper and Ursa – were thrilled. Kipper, in fact, didn’t want to come in out of the storm. When we finally got him inside, his coat was covered in snow and he had to be […]

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