Category / Chickens

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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December 4, 2019
Lately, I find myself noticing the little things more after my loss last year. The little things are with us everyday. So, I’ve decided to invite folks on Instagram over the next few weeks to share the little things in life that bring a smile to your face or a flutter to your heart.  We…

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November 22, 2019
Over the years, I’ve written quite a bit about backyard chicken predators, including a few different post on how to best predator-proof your chickens’ home. Meanwhile, emails and questions about chicken predators fill my inbox on a regular basis. Therefore, I thought that it might be time to do a more extensive post on what…

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November 14, 2019
Often I receive questions and emails about getting started with chickens. I get so excited for new chicken keepers and love welcoming them to this community.  Some people that I hear from, start their chicken keeping adventure with day old chicks. Others want to skip the baby stages and welcome pullets or hens that are…

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November 8, 2019
We are in for some chillier temperatures this coming week, so I decided it was time to start winterizing the chicken coop. I always have a hard time saying goodbye to the warm weather. Perhaps the chickens do too. I love spending time during fall with the chickens, but I have been finding them spending…

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November 6, 2019
Over the past ten years, I’ve come to learn that chickens can teach and remind us of many life’s lessons.  If you take time to watch, listen and engage with a flock, they will share their chicken wisdom.  For my latest book, I wanted to create something that made me happy! I wanted to celebrate…

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October 4, 2019
Poor chickens, sometimes fall doesn’t seem like much fun for our flocks or us.  The amount of daylight begins to decrease and along with that, the annual molting begins. Eggs supply dwindles and even our most social of chickens would prefer to not be handled as much. But, it doesn’t mean that fall can’t be…

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September 23, 2019
Hello friends, happy fall! I took the summer off from blogging to take time to recenter and focus. It’s hard to believe that I have been blogging regularly for almost ten years. It seemed like a good time to hit the pause button and reflect on the future direction and life in general. It was…

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