July 21, 2013
Living by the sea has wonderful opportunities for families. One of my favorite things to do is to head on down to the local inlet and go crabbing.  Sometimes we only catch a few and other times, we fill an entire bucket.  The quantity never seems to matter, the fun is always there. Somehow, someone…

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