|Terry with one of her "gems"|
Terry Golson has been keeping chickens for the past 15 years. I first "met" Terry through her fabulous website. Not only would I sneak a peek at one of her animal cameras but I also found her blog extremely informative and entertaining. I always find myself looking forward to her farm adventures. One of my Cape Cod chicken girlfriends, MaryAnn had invited me to attend Terry's chicken keeping workshop. We both leaped at the chance to finally meet this "iconic" woman herself and absorb her expertise in keeping chickens.
It was a beautiful clear day. The weather was perfect, bright without a cloud in the sky. After about an hour and forty minutes, we were west of Boston standing in the middle of Little Pond Farm. It was even more magical than it appeared on the hencam.
|Pip and Caper|
About 15 of us wandered and roamed the farm. We learned so much in the two hours that we spent together. Time flew by. We learned about coop designs and predator proofing. We toured both "coops". We wandered through her vegetable garden, met her two Nigerian goats and even her koi fish, Beast. After about an hour and a half of a walking tour and lecture, we retreated to her lovely screened porch for iced tea and cookies. Here, Terry discussed Breed Selection and Health Issues. As we wrapped up our lovely afternoon, she even signed purchased copies of her adorable book, Tillie Lays an Egg, for her fans.
|Learning to look for chicken lice|
Photo Credits: Tilly's Nest