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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 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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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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October 11, 2017
Backyard chickens are exciting, super fun and entertaining. We have loved having chickens in our backyard for almost the past decade. Over the years, we have gone through a few  chicken coops. Does that surprise you? Sadly, this happens to quite a few folks due to things like chicken math, wish lists, what’s working, what’s…

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September 22, 2017
Chickens love to be outside. They get a thrill from free-ranging in the yard and garden. They love to explore, scratch in the grass and hide under large plantings for afternoon naps.  However, sometimes it is not feasible for the chicken to be allowed to roam freely where they want to go. The reasons are…

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February 15, 2016
Day old baby chicks can’t wait to warm up in their brooder. The first temporary home where day old chicks will live until they are six weeks old is called a brooder. A brooder can be created from practically anything as long as you keep your baby chicks safe and draft free.…

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February 4, 2015
If you are like myself and my family, we love to supplement our flock’s diet with goodies such as meal worms, scratch, seeds, yogurt and scraps from the kitchen. One treat that we love to share with the girls involves gorgeous green cabbage leaves. In the past, we would bring out these treats in bowls.…

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November 17, 2014
Winter is almost here. In some areas of the country, snow has already begun to fall. I already am craving warmer weather and I bet my flock is too! During the winter, I try to keep them busy, happy and preoccupied with winter boredom busters. Chickens can easily get bored, especially with a few feet…

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September 29, 2014
I love going junking and antiquing. It’s one of my favorite pastimes. Now that fall has arrived, I am constantly thinking of boredom busters (scroll halfway down) for the flock come the cold snowy weather. I came up with this clever idea to create a chicken run ladder. Last time, exploring a flea market, I picked…

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