August 19, 2013
Cody Sanantonio is an artisan jeweler who makes beautiful creations using various materials. Her sterling silver pieces are exquisite. Her work has been featured in Bead and Button Magazine Beautiful Jewelry Edition in 2011 and today I am thrilled to share with you that she is giving away to our readers this beautiful rooster and…

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August 16, 2013
Honeybees are in trouble. Each year they continue to die off at an alarming rate. One in three bites of food you consume is due to a honeybee. Only recently have scientist started studying bees, when they soon realized that they are headed toward possible extinction. There are many potential reasons why the bees are…

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August 14, 2013
 This week, we crafted back to school gifts for the teachers. I know that teachers receive plenty of gifts throughout the school year, so I always try to make sure that the gift is not only pretty but functional. We created this ink pen bouquet made from silk flowers and ink pens.  These pretties can…

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August 12, 2013
We keep a mixed flock. We have standard sized hens and bantams. Silkie Bantams to be exact, as we like to call them-our Chinese chickens. The standard girls are big and bossy. They are always the ones jockeying their position for food, treats and human attention. The little Silkies, all four of them, tend to…

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August 9, 2013
To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow ~Audrey Hepburn It’s been a very strange growing year on Cape Cod. We had a chilly spring. June brought us copious amounts of rain and the warmer summer temperatures did not really arrive until July. The garden has been confused. We seem to be harvesting later…

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August 7, 2013
The Carolina Wrens were back this year to make their nest in the window box outside the kitchen window. As a surprise another couple, maybe one of last year’s babies, selected a very strange place to build a new nest. This nest was built in the window underneath the air conditioning unit in our master…

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August 4, 2013
I took a moment this week to head over to my third hive. I had not visited it in a couple of weeks. When I arrived I could not believe my eyes. I opened the hive and discovered that the population had boomed!!! The hive was crowded.  At 1 pm in the afternoon, most of…

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August 2, 2013
The last few mornings, I have smelled fall in the air.  I know it is coming.  The amount of drones in the beehives are decreasing.  The leaves on the trees are looking tired and the lawn is worn out from summer. September and school are only a month away.  Yet, one of my biggest clues…

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July 31, 2013
  This week I am sharing a lovely gardening apron that I wrote about for HGTV Gardens.  The apron was a simple easy project.  By designing it myself, I was able to make a place for everything-including using a pocket for my cell phone.  This helps me keep track of my tools that I am constantly…

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July 30, 2013
The smoker waits near the hive to be lit. It had been approximately three weeks since I had last inspected the hives on my property entirely.  It was time to go in yesterday and take a peek at the bees’ status.  The first hive I opened was Briar. Everything looked great! There were eggs, lots…

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About me

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