July 1, 2011
  We had a very busy week here at Tilly’s Nest.  Most of my days were spent down in the schoolyard organic garden getting our volunteers trained.  This week we harvested beets, mixed greens and Swiss chard!  We also built a compost bin with left over lumber and hardware cloth.  It was great fun. Back…

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June 30, 2011
Well, hello there arugula, don’t mind if I do…                                    ~Dolly There once was a chicken with mites.It gave the poor owner a fright.For when she looked there,Beneath chicken hairShe saw them there in broad daylight.~ Tilly’s Nest  Yes, indeed broody Dolly has them.  This is probably because she is broody and has not been…

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June 29, 2011
Oyster Cracker and Sunshine are my two Buff Orpingtons.  They have been together since they were one day old and have been inseperable ever since.  They truly are best friends and do everything together.  They eat, drink, sleep, scratch and dust bathe together.  They are never apart except for when they lay their eggs and…

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June 27, 2011
Our friends over at Treats for Chickens have graciously provided Tilly’s Nest with our first giveaway! Treats for Chickens is a company in Northern California that grew from a passion of raising chickens over the years. They specialize in products for your flock that are wholesome, healthy, fun, non-toxic and eco-friendly. You have heard me…

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June 26, 2011
Two nights ago it was pouring out by 5 pm.  I was hoping when I went out to the coop, the girls would be safely tucked inside and dry.  However, that was not the case.  Standing there in the rain were Feathers, Fifi and Dottie Speckles; soaked.  As I was going out on a dinner…

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June 24, 2011
Terrible news has come from across town.  Three chicken coops have been invaded by a weasel and the flocks had been wiped out.  I got news yesterday from Viola that her flock was attacked in the night.  She had a mixed flock of about 20 girls.  Only 3 escaped harm.  When she arrived at her…

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June 22, 2011
Today its raining on the Cape.  It has been cloudy all day with occasional showers from the skies.  I went to check for eggs this afternoon and I found Dolly and Autumn both sitting in adjacent boxes.  Dolly was sitting on two eggs and Autumn was sitting on air.  Then in front of the nesting boxes,…

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