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September 27, 2013
Earlier this week my son came home very excited from school. As he hopped in the car, I could hear the excitement in his voice! In school, his class has been learning about formulating hypotheses and conducting various science experiments. Last week, they had to theorize what would happen to gummy bears placed in water…

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September 16, 2013
Fresh herbs and flowers dry along side mini-potatoes and garlic on vintage flower bulb drying trays. Like most chicken keepers, I love spending time in the garden. Each year I plant and grow plenty of herbs for the family and the chickens.  In the summer, the girls enjoy nibbling on the fresh herbs. However, as the…

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July 7, 2013
We pulled these immediately after a walk in the woods from our dog. We learned fast! This year has been a very bad year for ticks on Cape Cod and it seems the rest of the country too.  Spring time’s weather was optimal for their population’s expansion.  We now have three types of confirmed ticks…

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February 21, 2013
Like clockwork, Dolly is broody again.  My heart sank to discover that I had not reached her before, Sunshine could inflict harm to her.  When Dolly goes broody, she prefers to sit in the favorite nesting box.  I think that all the other girls understand and politely lay in the adjacent nesting boxes.  However, Sunshine…

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July 31, 2012
A removable enclosure is created to keep the injured chicken with the flock. I received a call this past Saturday from a fellow chicken keeper that lives a few miles away from me.  While she was out running errands somehow one of her chicken, Midnight, had injured her comb.  Unbeknownst to her, the rest of the flock quickly…

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July 8, 2012
Each year I make it a point to plant Nasturtiums, a lovely entirely edible herb, near the chicken coop.  This year, I have had to plant them three times as other little critters beside the chickens have found them to be absolutely delicious.  The chickens love them.  I happen to think that they smell and…

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February 24, 2012
I love to make a cabbage pinata about once a month for the girls during the winter.  They can’t resist as it dangles, twirls and just calls out to be pecked. Initially, they are fearful of this newcomer, but by the end of the day, I always find it pecked with holes.  For my flock…

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February 15, 2012
Yesterday afternoon, I visited with the girls as they enjoyed some sunflower treats in the run.  I have not seen too much of Dolly as she has been broody for the past couple of weeks.  She typically hides in a zen-like trance in the right nesting box.  I check on her twice a day.  She never minds…

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