January 4, 2012
My four year old daughter loves to play with Playmobil. Her two favorite sets are the Farm and the Vet clinic.  She puts great effort into setting up the stage to play.  She had been quiet for a while playing with the sets and I decided, like usual, to check in on how the animals…

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January 2, 2012
From the brown egg on bottom clockwise: eggs from Tilly, Oyster Cracker, Dolly, Fifi and Feathers One of my favorite things is discovering freshly laid eggs in the nesting boxes.  It never seems to grow old.  Each egg is a gift from the girls.  In fact, if you pay close enough attention, you will soon…

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December 31, 2011
Sunshine has always had a longer more glamorous beak. Even though Sunshine and Oyster Cracker were born on the same day, their beaks could not be more different. I like to think of beaks as noses. There are short ones, blunt ones, fat and wide ones.  Some are pointy, narrow or rounder. Some hook off…

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December 30, 2011
We have had an unusually balmy Fall and Winter this year.  I counted my blessings too soon as yesterday our weather went from mid 40s to mid 20s overnight.  The wind picked up and the dampness set in, typical Cape Cod Winter weather.  I was sure the girls would have a frozen waterer as I…

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December 28, 2011
Here I am sitting at the computer as I did last year. I am reminiscing about this past year with our chickens.  We had an amazing year filled with many surprises. This year, our flock said goodbye to Chocolate and Meesha and we added Dottie Speckles and Fifi.  Dolly hatched seven of our own eggs.  We experienced…

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December 26, 2011
Late this past Summer, I surprised the girls with a chicken toy. It was perfect. They loved it and looked forward to me tossing it into the run. It kept them entertained for hours. Sometimes I would fill it with scratch or with sunflower seeds and other times with dried meal worms and the like.…

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December 25, 2011
We received word that we won Cooper Boone’s Christmas Tree contest after midnight last night.  We are so incredibly excited and thankful to so many of those who supported and voted for our family Christmas tree. Over 30,000 visitors on Tilly’s Nest website this December Over 370 fans on my personal Facebook page and their friends…

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