July 21, 2014
Today I thought that I’d share another peek at the chicken coop. The landscaping is beginning to fill in and the edible chicken garden is a very popular place. I picked up two plastic garden stools from Home Goods that the kids enjoy sitting on both inside and outside of the chicken run. Wood chips…

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July 18, 2014
This year’s garden late June For years, we have always tried to use mostly organic products around our yard and gardens. Since I started beekeeping almost four years ago, everything had to change. It was no longer an option to be non-organic. Going chemical free was important for the bees and important in the long…

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July 16, 2014
 Today, I am sharing a lovely bouquet that my friend, C.L. Fornari, made during a recent garden party that I attended at her home. It’s simple-elegant and country garden all at the same time. It’s important as bloggers that sometimes we take breaks. It’s good now and then to sit back and enjoy those and…

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July 11, 2014
Yellow jackets had taken up residence in one of our bird’s nests. Of course, they are not my type of “bees”. Although they are pollinators just the same, having them in our backyard was not a feasible option. Sadly, they built their nest too close to our living space and they had to go.Read more

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July 9, 2014
One thing about keeping chickens is that they are always fascinating to watch. Between watching the older girls and the new little chickens, one thing is clear, these girls do not behave like ladies should. Through having a presence on social media, it has become all too clear to me that some women have forgotten…

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July 7, 2014
Living by the sea, we are spoiled with delicious seafood year round, clam bakes, and the ability to go clamming and crabbing around town. It’s no wonder we always have a plethora of empty shells I like to hoard for rainy day projects. Today while my son was at summer camp, my daughter and I…

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July 2, 2014
I hadn’t tasted a gooseberry until I was in my late 30’s. I was in my dear friend Viola’s garden when I saw a unique bush growing on the edge of the vegetable bed. There it was with sweet delicate frilly leaves dotted with darling red green orbs. They were ripe. I picked one and…

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June 30, 2014
If you’ve been following Tilly’s Nest for a while, you know that I love supporting small businesses. Nicole from The Windy Willow Homestead recently reached out to me. She sent me a lovely egg basket and some wonderful homemade soaps. When I first opened the box, the scents that wafted through the tissue paper made…

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About me

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