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…

CONTINUE READING

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…

CONTINUE READING

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.…

CONTINUE READING

June 16, 2014
It’s strawberry season here at Tilly’s Nest. We love growing strawberries for so many different reasons. Did you know that they are one of the easiest crops that you can grow no matter your gardening space? Strawberries will happily grow in containers, raised beds, and in the ground. They are incredibly prolific and shoot out…

CONTINUE READING

June 13, 2014
Everything had been running so smoothly. The baby chicks were settling into their brooder and seemed to be growing right before our eyes. Their wing feathers began to grow in and our little ones had gotten the hang of scratching in the shavings and preening. Lots and lots of time spent preening. Sometimes, they were…

CONTINUE READING

June 11, 2014
I have had the pleasure of knowing C.L. Fornari for quite some time now. She is perhaps the most knowledgeable gardening person that I know. I cannot tell you how many times she or her books have helped solve my own gardening mysteries.  I was excited to be invited to her recent book signing at…

CONTINUE READING

About me

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