Category / Seasonal Care

August 29, 2011
Yard at dusk Irene packed quite a punch for Cape Cod.  Bracing for the worst, we truly had battened down the hatches in the days prior to her arrival.  As Irene’s projected course veered West, we were spared the worst.  However, we did have wind and lots of it!  We woke to the winds and…

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August 26, 2011
In all of the craziness on Cape Cod caused by the flurry of frantic people preparing for Irene, I needed a break today.   I took the kids and we went and picked flowers at the Cape Cod Organic Farm.  In the fields, the children and I made our selections and assembled a beautiful bouquet.…

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August 25, 2011
Today we spent preparing for Irene.  I have never experienced a hurricane before.  I have lived on Cape Cod for 8 years now and last year Earl, did not live up to the hype.  The Weather Channel is saying that this will be one of the worst disasters for coastal New England.  They may be…

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August 19, 2011
Can you believe that I am already starting to think about winter and the girls’ comfort?  Unbelievably, despite this heat, fall is just around the corner.  In the Northeast, we stick out into the Atlantic on our man made island.  This leaves us subject to various winters with many different conditions.  Some are mild, never…

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August 16, 2011
Today I was working in the backyard with our contractor replacing a window.  I kept hearing the chickens sound the alarm.  I could only assume they were reacting to the power tools and hammering.  Little did I know that the threat was real.  I decided to investigate after they were squawking for a while.  As…

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June 10, 2011
Dry Fifi Last night, I could hear distant rumbles of thunder.  I knew the rain was coming.  The sky began to quickly darken.  Another, rumble,  I could tell we were not going to be spared.  I went outside to warn the girls.  I could smell the rain on the summery breeze.  The temperature was dropping.  The girls…

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March 24, 2011
Winter is not ready to leave. It snowed.  As I went out to see the chickens this morning I discovered snow on the garden gate. Slowly it is beginning to melt and turn into tiny droplets and beads of water that trickle down to meet the thawing earth. It dusted the garden pathways and the tiny…

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January 26, 2011
Earlier this week we had some of the coldest temperatures in years.  Two days ago, I awoke to find the thermometer reading 1degree F with a wind chill of -15 degrees F.  I certainly forgot how cold that truly felt.  The warnings on the TV said frostbite could happen in exposures lasting 10 minutes. I…

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January 17, 2011
After yesterday’s drama with Oyster Cracker, I decided that I needed to find a way to keep water from freezing in the coop at night.  This past Fall, I made the decision that I did not want to have electricity running to my coop or attractive wires for the chickens to peck.  In my opinion,…

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