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August 1, 2012
I could not have gotten my hands on this book during a better time.  First of all I just LOVE that it provides organic solutions to common gardening problems.  Now that I keep the bees, this is so incredibly important for their population to thrive in our yard.   This book is very well laid…

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July 17, 2012
As many of you might remember, during one of Dolly’s numerous times being broody this past Spring, she was bullied by the other hens higher up in the pecking order.  Bullied to get out of the nesting box, bullied to share the eggs she sat upon and just plain jealously from the others ended Dolly with a bloody…

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June 16, 2012
Gardening can be intimidating.  Every single gardener makes mistakes whether we are novices or experts.  We are plagued by insects, plants that sometimes fail to succeed and spring bulbs that never seem to bloom despite beautiful foliage.  Often we are left to troubleshoot things on our own.  We know that next year there will be…

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June 6, 2012
I have just returned from attending the Mother Earth News Fair in Puyallup, Washington.  It was a blast!  Sometimes things just work out.  I had planned to visit my sister in Washington at the same time as the fair.  When I discovered that Manna Pro was sponsoring the fair, I reached out and told them…

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May 14, 2012
Years ago, I had a desire to spoil my pet chickens.  I was looking for a company that specialized in organic chicken treats.  Three years ago, I happened to stumble upon Treats for Chickens one evening while surfing the internet.  Immediately I fell in love with their products, their philosophy and their organic practices.  I…

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April 29, 2012
Holly Berkley is the author and illustrator of the book, Mommy, Me & My Chickens and is one of Tilly’s Nest’s newest sponsors.  Up until recently, keeping backyard chickens was outlawed in the town where Holly lives near San Diego, California.  Recently, backyard chickens became legalized and Holly could not resist getting a flock of her…

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April 19, 2012
A few weeks back, I received two copies of The Fresh Egg Cookbook from Storey Publishing.  One for me to review and one to giveaway to our blogging friends.  This cookbook is part chicken memoir and part cookbook.  Jennifer Trainer Thompson shares personal stories from her flock and from her kitchen where cooking is truly…

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April 17, 2012
First a huge thank you is in order to My Pet Chicken for sponsoring such an amazing giveaway this month!  This was by far our most popular giveaway yet with over 1100 entries.  One lucky winner was selected at random with the help of a random number generator to win the Clubhouse Chicken Coop.  The winner will…

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April 2, 2012
A few years ago, I decided to make my dream of owning chickens a reality. It was a huge leap into the unknown for me. I had researched, read and talked to a few people that I knew of at the time keeping backyard chickens. I was nervous, but I decided to go for it.…

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March 18, 2012
Like many of you around the country, we have had to take extra precautions to keep our flock safe from predators. Cape Cod is home to many predators including but not limited to foxes, coyotes, skunk, raccoon, opossum, weasels, fisher cats, owls and hawks. Any of these would love to make a meal out of…

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