Category / Gardening

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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August 7, 2011
$5 a bunch, one of my favorites on the Cape   One of the things that I love about Cape Cod are the amount of farm stands that seem to crop up during the summertime.  Preying on the tourists, these lovely little homegrown stands of love, are filled with families’ delights that they wish to share…

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July 28, 2011
Today,after scouring thrift stores and searching for unique items, the kids and I created our very own backyard chicken fairy garden.  We took a walk through the woods and gathered moss, bark and twigs.  We also had some smooth stones from a recent trip to Sandy Neck Beach.  All of our found items would be…

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July 20, 2011
My grandfather and his younger brother purchased adjacent parcels of land within walking distance to Lake Winnipeusaukee when he was just 18 years old in the 1930s.  There over the course of time and many numerous weekends, two jacks of all trades, created what would be “camps” in their families for generations to come.  My…

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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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July 7, 2011
I have been looking for beautiful ways for the past year on how to “blend” my composting bin into the garden setting without it looking like an ugly eyesore.  I think the UK is much more ahead of us, with their thinking and I have discovered these gorgeous composting bins designed to look like beehives.  I…

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July 4, 2011
Scenes from the parade on Main St, Cotuit Children decorated their bikes and wagons. Betsy Ross Antique cars paraded patriotically one by one. Children threw candy from classic cars. A local artist captures the scene. Hydrangeas and roses quietly watched as people passed by all on the 4th of July. Sunshine was not happy that we…

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July 3, 2011
  Nasturtiums are wonderful, easy to grow annuals that your chickens will love.  Officially known to those in science to be in the family of Tropaeolum, this entire plant is edible, even the beautiful golden yellow, burnt orange and blazing red blossoms.  The plant has a slightly peppery taste as it is a relative to watercress. …

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June 25, 2011
The warmth of summer is upon the gardens of Tilly’s Nest.  It seems as though we have had a late start this year as compared to last.  The coral bells greet you at the gate as you begin to enter the gardens. Early hydrangea blossoms begin to bloom and are dotted amongst the gardens.  Our…

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