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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June 25, 2014
These past few days, I have noticed that our 3 week old chicks seemed to be getting a bit ancy in their brooder. Despite the roost, chicken toys, cardboard paper towel rolls, and the mirror, they needed to stretch their wings. Today was just perfect. The thermometer hit 80 degrees. It was certainly warm enough.…

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June 23, 2014
I just love it when we can do some amazing giveaways. Treats for Chickens has risen to the occasion this summer to treat your flock to a bonanza of some of their amazing goodies! They are one of my favorite chicken companies because they are certified organic and use only the highest quality of ingredients.…

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