Spring Travels 2017: Out and About

May 16, 2017

Wow!  All of a sudden it’s mid- May and I find myself having returned home from a whirlwind of adventures and spring travels. I’ve missed you so.  From Orlando,where we last left off- I hopped straight on a plane to the Country Living Fair in Nashville. I wanted to share with you some of the amazing highlights of my time on the road.

I have a thing for vintage grain sacks.

Amazing corbels, yes please!  Tiny quail eggs as tablescape decorations. Count me in!

Chicken feeder planters, I’m in heaven!

I love these cup holders. I could not resist. I’ve had my eye on these for a while now. I’ll share more in an upcoming post!

Most times I travel alone so it’s hard to get folks to take pictures of me. This time the AV team was able to snap a quick shot as I worked to create a living airplant wreath.

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Ta da–the airplant wreath- from my live demonstration.

Some of you know I am a total foodie.  This pizza was absolutely incredible.

Once I landed home, I spent a couple days home checking in with the family, food shopping, and doing lots of laundry. A couple days later, I went out to Storey Publishing to comb over the second book, How to Speak Chicken, with my team at Storey Publishing in the Berkshires. It’s always such a wonderful time to plan the final details and book launch. Plus everyone is like family to me, so it’s kind of in a strange way, visiting “home”.

After a couple of days at Storey, I made a pit stop by one of my favorite garden spots, Campo Di Fiori. Spring was just beginning to arrive.

I spent the following weekend in Asheville, North Carolina teaching chickens to chicken peeps at the Mother Earth News Fair. I did two on stage presentations, a fun Facebook Live event with Purina and Mother Earth News and a kid’s workshop. I think we made over 75 colorful paper chickens that hour.

I’m home for a couple of weeks working on some fun freelancing jobs and then I’m off again for the last of my spring travels. Starting on May 27th, I’ll be at the Beekman 1802 Garden Party, then the Country Living Fair in Rhinebeck, NY and finally the Mother Earth News Fair in Burlington, Vermont.

This is one of the busiest times of the years for me. The spring travels are starting to wind down and I am simply looking forward to sitting down with my chickens, tending to my garden, spending some time with my family and taking that first dip into the ocean. Oh, of course, being back at the computer and adding new content to Tilly’s Nest. That is one of my favorite things in the world.


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3 thoughts on “Spring Travels 2017: Out and About”

  1. WOW! Melissa, you work so hard but you also make it look like so much fun. I love seeing the photos and hearing about your travels. Don’t you love the Berkshires? It’s at the top of my list of favorite places to be.
    Your fans are impressed with all you do, and with so much style. Keep having fun with it.

  2. Hey Melissa, you certainly do get around, it looks like a lot of fun and hard work. That’s a really nice photo of you working away. If you ever make it to Australia make sure you pop in a say hi to your friends at Somerzby…


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