October 6, 2011

Today’s post is number 365. 

I have been blogging about backyard chickens everyday for a year.  I began to keep an online journal about backyard chickens when it became clear to me that a one stop source about backyard chickens did not exist on the internet.  When I needed information, I would find myself searching for hours, piecing together data like a jigsaw puzzle from many sources; feeling lost and sometimes completely alone on my adventure.  In addition, I also wanted to remember the girls’ endearing stories and lessons.   So I began to collect the information and write the stories down.  Tilly’s Nest was born.

Then I began to get followers…

I expected that some people would eventually find us; those that kept chickens and were seeking out information.  However, I found it amazing that people actually wanted to read about chickens without even having a flock of their own.  People from all over the world are tuning in!

My chickens, my pets.

I have always believed that backyard chickens can be pets.  Many beg to differ, but over the course of the year, I have come to realize that these feathered girls know me, respect me and love me in their own chicken ways.  I can say that I feel the same about them.  We are family.  They are taking us on a  journey even if we never venture further than our yard.

The best is yet to come.

I am amazed at what this little blog has become.  Tilly’s Nest has provided us with many opportunities and blessings and we certainly would not still be blogging if it weren’t for all of the support and encouragement from our fans!  Thank you so much everyone!  We have lots planned for the upcoming year and hope that you will continue to stop in and visit us once in a while.

Thank you.
Photo Credit:  3Liz4


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7 thoughts on “365”

  1. Happy Birthday Tilly's Nest and thank you, Melissa….if it wasn't for you we may not have Selena, Dandelion, Midnight, Bella, Gracie, Snowflake and Crackers and all the wonderful things they bring to our life each day!

  2. Hi from a new follower, what a great idea, i am going to do just that in future. One of my hens has been laying a lot of soft shell eggs lately so this should benefit her a lot.



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