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March 22, 2016
Scientists have shown that speaking to plants can be a good thing. Plants respond positively to music, engaging them in conversation, and even touch. A few years ago, an article came out that discussed plant intelligence. I was fascinated. But even if you aren’t a plant scientist, there is something to be learned even by…

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March 12, 2016
Oyster Cracker greets me as I tidy up the coop in the morning. A few years ago, I think I shocked, surprised and even led some people to deem me a bit of a crazy chicken lady, when I decided to share that I could indeed understand and speak “chicken”. When…

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February 3, 2016
So something really weird happened to this cutie pie, Cuddles, one of our Easter Eggers.  This past spring she turned one and went through her very first fall molt. She’ll be two in June. She lost all of her feathers and looked really mangy but finally come this January her molt was complete. She looks…

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January 25, 2016
I am so excited to announce that I have received word that my book, A Kid’s Guide to Keeping Chickens, has won the 2016 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Subaru SB&F Excellence in Science  Books Award! It was such an honor to be a nominee and placed among these fabulous finalists.Read more2016 AAAS…

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December 31, 2015
The new girls that we got in the spring finally started to lay their first eggs this week, first was Olive followed by Petula. It seems that this flurry of new eggs even whipped the old girls into shape. Today even Fluffy- our Easter Egger- gifted us with one of her beautiful green orbs.Read moreNew…

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