August 26, 2014
44,007 words and 197 pages comprised the final manuscript Thank you so much to everyone who has reached out to me about my book. I’ve had quite a few emails with lots of questions about publishing a book, so I thought that I would dedicate today’s post to help those of you aspiring writers at the…

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August 19, 2014
Burning frames filled with wax moth eggs and larvae. I watched one of my beehives die this past Thursday. Wax moths moved into the hive. Someone must have sprayed their blooming plants. The plants were full of blossoms and my unsuspecting bees went. They drank the nectar and shared the bounty and location with the…

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August 15, 2014
Well, the cat is out of the bag! Finally! My book is available for pre-sale on Amazon. How did I find out? Some of you folks are pretty clever and emailed me to let me know that you bought my book! Love you for that! Thank you! It’s hard to believe that we are finally…

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August 13, 2014
Overnight, it seems we are pulling cucumbers out by the dozen these days. That can only mean one thing, it’s pickle making season here at Tilly’s Nest. I love to make these simple refrigerator dill  pickles. There is no canning or hot water bath to immerse these babies in. Simply wash your jars and lids…

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August 11, 2014
It has been almost a week since I completely integrated the baby chicks in with our older flock of six hens. The babies, two Buff Brahma Bantams, one Salmon Favorelle, two Easter Eggers and a Golden Laced Wyandotte, seem to be finally settling in. I have doubled up on feeders and tripled the waterers and…

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August 8, 2014
As promised, yesterday morning a Bouqs box arrived filled with the bouquet of my choice. I chose Confetti, a gorgeous array of colorful roses. Straight from the volcano. The flowers went through customs. I could not wait to open them up. They had traveled all the way from South America to my doorstep. Hard to…

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August 6, 2014
Galettes are delicious. They are also incredibly versatile and can be filled with meats, cheeses, vegetables, and fruits. Right now berries are plentiful and we had a surplus of strawberries and blueberries. Today, the youngest one and I made an improvised galette. This dish is so simple to make and it comes together in no…

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