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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 more

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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 more

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October 13, 2015
This little henny girl is Molly. She is an Australorp that we purchased after our beloved Tilly passed away. She has those same big beautiful brown soulful eyes that Tilly did and just like Tilly- she “mutters” to herself during the day. She is curious, silly, delightful, and even carries herself like our Tilly. She…

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September 11, 2015
Sunshine passed last week. I did not want to see her suffer. Chickens are not meant to live long lives like dogs or cats or us. Fluid had been building up in her belly. I knew it was probably either an egg peritonitis or a cancerous mass that lead to the ascites. A few days…

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August 28, 2015
I happen to believe that the eyes are the gateway to the soul. Sometimes, there is just a certain way that a person looks at you and there are no needs for words. Volumes are spoken, exchanged, and entire conversations happen somewhere on another level. Hearts and souls connect. I find these moments magical. Read…

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June 24, 2015
Somehow it happened. I went to the feed store and saw the baby chicks. Today Australorps along with other favorite breeds arrived. After the passing of Tilly and Dolly in May and April, somehow a little piece of my heart whispered to me, “Get one.”Read more

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June 19, 2015
When I lost Tilly a few weeks ago, I was feeling such a profound loss. I shared it with you all and the outpouring of love and support was nothing short of amazing. Thank you!  I received a special message from a woman named Shannon asking me if I happened to have a few of…

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