October 14, 2020
In late summer when the hydrangea blooms have begun to fade and dry, comes a perfect time to do a little shaping of your macrophyllas that can also pay you back double for your work in blossoms. A simple and delicate hydrangea pruning for double blooms is one way to encourage more flowers from what…

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August 10, 2020
Hydrangeas are one of my favorite flowers. I have always loved them growing up and enjoyed adding them to my decor.  You can imagine my excitement and surprise when I moved here to Cape Cod and quickly learned that practically everyone here has at least one in their landscape. I knew that I had to…

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June 1, 2020
Here in New England, the rhubarb is ready for harvest. One of my favorite things to combine rhubarb with is strawberries. Rhubarb is a taste like no other. I can remember as a little girl, we had a big patch of rhubarb on the side of our house. I can remember my mother cutting the…

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May 1, 2020
This week it has rained quite a bit on Cape Cod. We’ve had stolen glimpses of sunshine and took full advantage of those infrequent moments. Living in the Northeast, I always feel that we are behind much of the country. We still don’t have any leaves on our trees yet, although we can finally see…

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April 15, 2020
It’s hard to believe that we have been home for the past month except for going to work at my husband’s and my respective jobs in healthcare. Life has become a bit surreal and most things that we would consider mundane such as going to the grocery store, running errands and even getting a haircut…

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March 13, 2020
Social Distancing. Some of us may be spending more time at home and changing up our daily routines for a little while.  For many, life is already disrupted. Lately, it’s been giving me time to think about some clever and fun ways to not only keep myself but my kids occupied. I can’t say that…

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February 24, 2020
I’ve wanted to write this post on ovarian cancer in backyard chickens for a while. But it has taken me some time to do the research so that I can share it with you today. Lately, there is quite a deal of discussion on social media forums about how to deal with hens that experience…

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February 5, 2020
I’m gearing up to head out to Belton, Texas for this year’s Mother Earth News Fair. I’m super excited to be heading back to Texas this year. I can’t wait! I’ve been invited to share a few presentations as well as do a hands-on-workshop with some of the attendees.  As you know I love crafting!…

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January 24, 2020
It wasn’t until the first snow fall, that I discovered chickens are snow blind.  At first, I could not figure out why the chickens did not want to leave their coop. I tossed out some mealworms to entice them, but they did budge from the coop door. Was it too cold? Too windy? Too wet?…

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About me

Sharing an inspired life from the New England seaside. Chickens, Bees, Gardens, Art and Yummy Goodness.