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Dogs and Chickens…and a few other things

Posted by mrssmythe on February 9, 2020 in Mrs. Smythe |

The days must be getting longer because more of our birds are laying now, including the turkey! Suddenly, we find ourselves with a surplus of eggs again. In other poultry news, we attended the Northeastern Poultry Congress in January. This is one of our favorite events – the number and variety of birds is amazing. […]

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More Snow…and a bit of Crochet

Posted by mrssmythe on March 10, 2019 in Crafting, Critters, Seasons, Week in Review |

I don’t mean to harp on snow, but that seems to have been the theme of our week here. This photo was taken on Monday: And this photo was taken this morning, as we drove to church. Fresh snow plus Daylight Savings Time made for a very sparse crowd in the pews. But, back to […]

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Waiting for Spring

Posted by mrssmythe on March 3, 2019 in Baking, Chickens, Crafting, Critters, libraries, Seasons, Week in Review |

A pretty slow week here. All of our attention seems to be on either waiting for the snow to leave or dealing with the new drifts that arrive. Most everyone is thoroughly tired of snow and chomping at the bit for Spring. Here, Ginger shows that coop-cleaning must go on, regardless of the weather. On […]

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Snowbound…and Baking

Posted by mrssmythe on January 20, 2019 in Baking, Chickens, Crafting, Critters, Seasons, Week in Review |

We woke up to about six inches of drifting snow this morning – a much lower amount than forecasters had been predicting for our area. That said, CPT A still had to get out the snow blower (only the second time we’ve used it this winter) and clear the drive. Meanwhile, I grabbed a shovel, […]

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Into the New Year

Posted by mrssmythe on January 10, 2019 in Baking, Celebrations, Crafting, Critters, Seasons, Week in Review |

“Cozy” is the worm I’d use to describe our New Year’s Eve this year. For us, it was a rainy night with lots of wind – the perfect weather for hunkering down by the fire and watching old movies…which is exactly what we did.¬†After a very busy and full Christmas season, having a night for […]

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