Chickens

Chicken Keeping Workshop

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 […]

Recipes

Easy Holiday Fudge

  Fudge is a holiday classic around here and we love to make during this time of year as gifts for friends and family treats. This recipe is easy and you can certainly substitute any type of chocolate chips. Try your own combinations including mint chips, butterscotch, semi-sweet chocolate and white chocolate. Our favorite is […]

Chickens Giveaways

6th Annual Hug a Chicken Day Celebration

Wow!  It is hard to believe that six years ago I started this event. It seems like yesterday that I was down in Manhattan with the folks from Country Living Magazine . They encouraged me to start a Facebook page for Tilly’s Nest and enter the realm of social media.  Soon after I started my account, I […]

Gardening Plants Projects

Adding Raised Garden Beds in the Fall

As most of you know, late this summer we moved across town. One of the most difficult things that I had to do was leave behind what we designed and grew from nothing 13 years ago. Over those years, I turned a vacant lot into a lush oasis, filled with perennial walking gardens, blue stone patios, […]

Beekeeping Bees DIY

How to Catch A Honeybee Swarm

  Today I learned how to catch a honeybee swarm. I keep two beehives across town at my Mom’s house. Her father was a beekeeper so when I asked about keeping a couple of hives at her place, she and my step-dad were quite supportive of the idea. It reminded her of growing up as […]

Christmas Crafts Holiday

Edible Holiday Terrariums

A couple of years ago, the kids and I made edible Easter terrariums and they were a huge hit. We had so much fun that we decided to make ones for Christmas this year. We couldn’t decide on the theme so we made three edible holiday terrariums – a woodland gingerbread cottage scene, a candy […]