July 19, 2013
Late this past May, I invested in another beehive with a friend, and placed it on my Mother’s property nearby.  Together between the two of us, we now have a total of five beehives.  We are quickly learning that there is safety in numbers!  Having more than one hive allows us to borrow from the…

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July 15, 2013
Happy to sit in my lap. The chickens make me laugh, especially Oyster Cracker these days. Early in the mornings, I see her peeking out the coop window, looking for me.  As the others are busy laying eggs, eating and waking up, there she sits perched in the coop calling out to me with her…

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July 12, 2013
Photo Credit: Microscopic view Did you know that like our family dogs and cats even chickens can get fleas?  Summertime is the height of flea season. Chicken fleas are not as common as mites and poultry lice, but they can cause many problems for your flock. Chicken fleas can cause irritation and restlessness. But far…

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July 10, 2013
  We love companion gardening.  We also love using natural techniques to keep harmful insects and pests at bay.  This year, we planted extra dill through out the vegetable garden knowing that it can help ward off pests and attract beneficial insects. You can imagine my surprise weeks ago when I discovered these little crawling…

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July 7, 2013
We pulled these immediately after a walk in the woods from our dog. We learned fast! This year has been a very bad year for ticks on Cape Cod and it seems the rest of the country too.  Spring time’s weather was optimal for their population’s expansion.  We now have three types of confirmed ticks…

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July 6, 2013
For years, I have known that chickens enjoy eating many bugs in the yard, including ticks.  In my years of keeping backyard chickens, I have never found a tick on the flock, yet I know they are lurking in the yard.  Yesterday as I was out refilling the coop waterers,  I was a bit disturbed-perched,…

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July 3, 2013
It has been a whirlwind of a week! I’ve been away for a little bit, but I am so excited to catch up with you all during this week’s hop. One of my favorite stops on our visit was the Piedmont Triad Farmer’s Market in North Carolina.  It was fabulous! We tasted and bought so…

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June 28, 2013
Debra Lee Baldwin, as I like to call her the succulent queen, has a new book that just arrived on shelves.  In my opinion, Succulents Simplified is a must have for any of you out there like me that are just addicted to succulents. It is also a perfect place to start in your quest…

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