Author / Melissa

Breakfast Chickens Main Dishes Recipes

How to Make Perfectly Fried Eggs

Spring is here and the eggs are abundant. We have eggs coming out of our ears!  So many eggs, that I find myself giving away cartons to friends and family.  One of my favorite, easy and simple ways to enjoy some of those eggs is to fry them up.  I love fried eggs.  Over medium is my favorite preparation.  I usually don’t give much thought to frying eggs, but today, I thought I’d share just how I make fried eggs.  It’s super simple and fun, plus delicious!

Chickens Findings Gardening Seasons Stories from Our Nest

Spring’s Promises Arrive

I’ve always loved birds. The intrigue and the lure of their world has always called to me, even in my dreams. As a little girl, I can remember having the most amazing dreams about flying. I was just high enough that when I would soar over the crowds, no one could reach me with their upward stretching arms. Now as part of spring’s promises, it’s hard to miss their singing. Because their songs start early, perched in the bushes and tree outside my bedroom window. Even more, I like to think that the birds are announcing spring’s arrival, just as regal trumpets would announce the arrival of royalty.

Desserts Eggs Recipes

Bake It: Tilly’s Tornado Cake

One of my favorite things about social media is learning about new recipes. A couple of months ago, a recipe for something called a Tornado Cake, came across my feed. As I researched it further, I discovered that there are so many different versions and edits to this recipe. As I read over the recipes, I realized that they were all essentially the same. Certainly, the cake sounded SO delicious that I was practically drooling. I had to make it!

Giveaways

Heated Poultry Waterer Giveaway from Premier 1 Supplies

Over the last few years, I’ve become acquainted with the products offered by Premier 1 Supplies. They are such a wonderful resource for me at the Mother Earth News Fairs and I was very excited when the opportunity came to try their new heated poultry waterer. Tending to frozen waterers in the winter is one of the things that chicken keepers struggle with the most. As I am sure you can guess, I am excited to try out this new waterer.

Giveaways

3 Pound Tub of Chubby Mealworms Giveaway

Over the years it’s been so great getting to connect with amazing companies that support backyard chicken owners. Chubby Mealworms has been a dear friend to Tilly’s Nest and have been sharing their awesome products with my flock for over 3 years. We look forward to getting their packages in the mail and think you can see why. I cannot tell you how BIG this tub of mealworms is. Today I am excited to announce that one of you will win a 3 pound tub of mealworms in our Chubby Mealworms Giveaway.

Crafts Fall Family Fun Holiday Projects Seasons Valentine's Day Winter

Maker Fun: Felt Heart Handwarmers Craft

If you are like me, you are no stranger to cold hands in the wintertime.  Despite wearing my mittens and gloves my hands just have the most difficult time warming up.  I’ve also have been known from time to time to dash out to the chicken coop forgetting my gloves.  One way that I try and fight the cold weather is by carrying these darling felt heart handwarmers in my coat pockets.  They are so simple to make. With some felt, dried lavender and rice, you too can make these.  I think they make a perfect gift for Valentine’s Day. You can even try stitching on messages of love if you are handy with a needle.

Chickens Lessons from the Flock Stories from Our Nest

New Year Resolutions for Chicken Keepers

Happy New Year friends!  It’s hard to believe that we are ushering in a new year already. Did you have time to make any new year resolutions yet? It seems the most popular ones each year often have to do with getting into shape, eating better, or getting motivated to reach new goals. This got me thinking over the holidays, just what would be some good inspirational new year resolutions with inspiration from the chickens?  

Christmas Crafts Family Fun Holiday Seasons Winter

Make It: A Simple Citrus and Herb Garland

I have always loved creating handmade during the holiday time. I have to say, homemade gifts are sometimes the best gifts. Oranges have always been part of my Christmases since I was a little girl. Some of my earliest memories are making pomanders balls with my sisters at the kitchen table. Did you know that it is very easy to make your own dried orange slices from fresh fruit? These are the inspiration for this fresh citrus and herb garland. It smells delightful and is so pretty to hang across the window panes filled with fresh snow.

Giveaways

Giveaway: Omlet’s Qute Home for Hamsters

I’ve have had the pleasure of partnering with Omlet for the past two years. They have been such a supportive sponsor to me and also very generous with their products. One of my favorite things that I like to do for you all is to review and share their products. You can imagine my delight to find a Qute on the doorstep a few weeks ago. It is the “cutest” hamster cage that I had ever seen! I knew that it would be perfect for my daughter’s friend’s pet hamster, Hammy and I could not wait to share it with her.