Category / DIY Projects

February 8, 2012
I love seeing fluffy butts in the garden.   I started gardening on the East Coast nine years ago.  I had become incredibly passionate about gardening when living in California.  Southern California was such a magical place, practically everything that I put in the ground grew.  Plants thrived in Zone 10 under the Southern California…

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December 30, 2011
We have had an unusually balmy Fall and Winter this year.  I counted my blessings too soon as yesterday our weather went from mid 40s to mid 20s overnight.  The wind picked up and the dampness set in, typical Cape Cod Winter weather.  I was sure the girls would have a frozen waterer as I…

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December 29, 2011
Learning a new language is tough.  They say it can take years to master any new language.  Some say you can never truly be proficient with slang and your accent unless you have lived for some time in the country where the language is spoken; total immersion.  When we began to keep chickens over a…

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September 2, 2011
Peering in the front door I love my chicken coop.  It has been wonderful for the girls and they are very happy in it.  The coop is well made.  However, one design flaw exists:  the nesting box roof leaks.  Cape Cod winters are very wet, snowy, and windy. Unfortunately, the coop has fallen victim to…

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July 23, 2011
As we continue to endure this heat wave across New England, I have received many tips and suggestions on keeping the flock cool and not stressed from the soaring temperature and humidity.  I have, created a day spa for the chickens.  There are many options for them to keep cool and hydrated.  Today, I thought that…

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July 19, 2011
Starting out composting can sometimes seem overwhelming.  It means that, like recycling, a certain level of consciousness must occur when sorting out kitchen scraps.  However, with small changes, you can make a difference for the planet and for your gardens.  Naturally, composting makes sense for chicken owners.  This post will serve as an introduction to…

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October 27, 2010
GOING SHOPPING Preparing for the arrival of the chicks was so exciting!  It was almost like Christmas.  We counted down and with each passing day, our anticipation rose!   In our household, it was a family affair.  I ordered the chicks in February for a June delivery date.  Why did I wait so long?  Well, I had…

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October 26, 2010
So, how do I go about this, you ask? Well if you’re like me you read everything you can get your hands on, check the internet and dive head first into something figuring you’ll just troubleshoot along the way.  However, there is some planning to optimize your chicken experiences that will make life easier.  So, lets…

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