July 12, 2011
My neighbor called me today and told me of an animal he saw in his backyard yesterday around 3pm in the afternoon.  At first glance, he thought that it was a ferret, as it moves very similarly.  However, it was the size of a raccoon.  My worst fears were confirmed.  I had seen them in…

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July 9, 2011
Presto is a speed in music.  Dottie Speckles is a “presto” chicken.  All of the others are mellow girls.  They walk quietly and gracefully.  They scratch with purpose.  They preen ever so gracefully and they love to take naps.  These traits are the complete opposite of  Dottie Speckles. She will be 15 weeks this coming…

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July 8, 2011
One of my favorite things about my chickens is their fluffy butts!  My husband always chuckles when I say this, but I truly do love to watch as their heads are down on the ground discovering tasty treasures while their tail and fluffy butts reach for the sky.  Sometimes, though, not all fluffy butts are beautiful. …

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July 7, 2011
I have been looking for beautiful ways for the past year on how to “blend” my composting bin into the garden setting without it looking like an ugly eyesore.  In many ways, I think the UK is much more ahead of us, with their thinking and I have discovered these gorgeous composting bins designed to look…

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July 5, 2011
Sunshine & Oyster Cracker Sunshine has been driven crazy by the two broody girls, Dolly and Autumn, my two Lavender Silkies, in the nesting boxes.  She is so fascinated by the two girls and what they are sitting upon. I have witnessed  the girls after they have laid their eggs.  Usually, Tilly, Oyster Cracker, and Sunshine stand up…

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July 4, 2011
Scenes from the parade on Main St, Cotuit Children decorated their bikes and wagons. Betsy Ross Antique cars paraded patriotically one by one. Children threw candy from classic cars. A local artist captures the scene. Hydrangeas and roses quietly watched as people passed by all on the 4th of July. Sunshine was not happy that we…

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July 3, 2011
  Nasturtiums are wonderful, easy to grow annuals that your chickens will love.  Officially known to those in science to be in the family of Tropaeolum, this entire plant is edible, even the beautiful golden yellow, burnt orange and blazing red blossoms.  The plant has a slightly peppery taste as it is a relative to watercress. …

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