March 9, 2012
Today I removed the hen saddle from Dolly.  Just as expected, it took three weeks for her wound to heal and new feathers to return.  Her feathers have grown back beautifully.  Truthfully, I was a bit sad to remove the hen saddle from her.  When it was on, she didn’t seem to mind it and…

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March 7, 2012
A few weeks ago, we highlighted a few of our favorite Spring items from Hobby Hill Farm in our Spring Sponsor’s Shopping Guide.  One of the featured items was their embroidered Poultry in Motion baseball cap.  We were delighted this week, when Hobby Hill Farm asked us if we would help launch their new Poultry…

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March 6, 2012
Oyster Cracker holds a seed in her beak. March certainly has come in just as always, like a lion.  The first few days of March have brought us colder temperatures, freezing rain and little sunshine.  Last night it dipped down to 19 degrees F.  I could not seem to warm up.  This morning, the air…

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March 3, 2012
One of the biggest questions that I had prior starting out on my honey bee keeping journey had to do with how the chickens and the bees will coexist in my yard.  I was nervous because I knew nothing about keeping bees. Yet I knew a lot about keeping chickens.  I wondered to myself?  Will…

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February 29, 2012
We all have our nighttime rituals.  Most of us wash our faces and brush our teeth.  Some fall asleep while watching TV.  Others find a final escape in a good book or pillow talk before drifting off to dreamland.  Chickens are no different.  They too have bedtime rituals. It all starts at dusk, with the…

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February 27, 2012
I was so excited to to make the hour long trip to Rhode Island for this wonderful annual flower show.  This show always helps me get over the Winter hump to Spring.  This year’s theme was Simple Pleasures. Woodland Retreat Simple garden trellises save room by growing vertically   Herbs and lettuce take up little…

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February 24, 2012
I love to make a cabbage pinata about once a month for the girls during the winter.  They can’t resist as it dangles, twirls and just calls out to be pecked. Initially, they are fearful of this newcomer, but by the end of the day, I always find it pecked with holes.  For my flock…

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