Category / Seasonal Care

October 3, 2012
Yesterday, it was week one of fall clean-up around here.  I mowed the lawn, raked up the leaves and saved the best for last, cleaning out the chicken coop!  The girls always look forward to this because they love to free-range as I clean their house and run.  I let them out.  Tilly is always…

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May 19, 2012
One of the things I love about living on Cape Cod is that it is full of avid gardeners.  In the Spring, those gardeners love to have plant sales.  I love going to them, because many of the plants you purchase come from other people’s backyards.  They are hardy, prolific and grow well in the…

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March 30, 2012
Enjoying scratch early in the morning We all have them.  Even the most happy go lucky people tend to have routines in their day.  Some routines are simple like drinking a cup of coffee, driving a certain way to work or talking to someone on the phone everyday.  Other routines are elaborate such as getting…

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February 28, 2012
After keeping chickens for a while, you will soon find yourself developing habits that work for you and your flock.  Over time, I have learned to implement a few things.  We view our chickens as our family pets, so we do make extra efforts to spoil them more so than individuals keeping chickens as livestock.…

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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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December 18, 2011
We received a dusting of snow in the early hours of morning.  As I went out to the coop, there was one of the Buff Orpingtons eagerly awaiting my arrival.  When I opened the nesting box lid, Dottie Speckles was waiting in the wings.  She had never seen snow before in her life.   As…

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November 20, 2011
Fall clean-up began in our yard this morning after much procrastination. By mid-November, the excitement of Autumn’s leaves has worn off. I have cleaned the yard of leaves for the past five weeks. This week was hopefully the final week and a thorough job was on today’s to-do-list. All of the perennial beds were cleaned…

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September 12, 2011
Apparently, we do.  Today was the day that I learned about voles.  Prevention goes a long way.  We have made it a quarterly practice to have a pest management company come in and prevent any rodent, insect or other nuisance wildlife from becoming a health issue at our home.  For the past few weeks, I…

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September 10, 2011
  Last week, I put my usual order in at Treats for Chickens.  I decided it would be fun to purchase a chicken toy for the girls.  I figured that this might help beat the winter boredom that flocks sometimes can experience.   There is not much to do when a thick layer of snow covers…

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