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Winter Water Balloons

A couple of years ago, I saw a post describing how someone filled balloons with colored water and left them outside to …

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Deirdre with Polly

Polly’s Plight – Chicken vs. Raccoon

When Jon broached the topic of getting chickens, I actually did some research on the topic.  One thing that all the books …

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Daffodil Days

Daffodil Days at Blithewold Mansion

As I write this post, it is chilly and pouring rain outside — a typical spring day in New England.  I have …

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Marshmallow Pops With Chocolate and Heart Sprinkles

World’s Easiest Homemade Treat – Marshmallow Pops!

Have you ever needed to make a homemade treat, but just haven’t had the time or energy to turn on the oven, …

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Polly the Chicken

Did I Mention We Have Chickens?

In addition to the cats, hamsters, crabs and fish, we now have 4 pet chickens living in our backyard.  Yes, you read …

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Around the World in 52 Weeks – Kenya

We took our journey to Kenya last year, but it has taken me a ridiculously long time to actually write this post. …

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Pirate Dough 1

Homemade Play Dough

Some say “getting there is half the fun”, but I say “making it is half the fun” —  especially when “it” is …

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Lunchbags in Batik, Green Stripe, and Brown

Make Your Own Reuseable Lunchbag – Tutorial

I am teaching my daughter Deirdre to sew, and I wanted to come up with a project that was simple to make, …

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Around The World in 52 Weeks – Japan

Yes, I realize it has been more than 52 weeks since we started this project, but we (being Deirdre, Jonah, and myself) …

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Cross Section of Our Super-Squash

Mystery Solved! And More Pumpkin News…

Many thanks to my aunt, Carole Hamilton, for solving the mystery of the feral squash.  As it turns out, I was on …

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