June 21, 2011
Today our original flock is 1 year old.  We decided to bake an apple peanut butter cake with yogurt frosting topped with fresh strawberries and a sprig of mint.  The kids were very eager to help this morning.   The ingredients were incredibly simple.  I must say, it was not that easy finding a cake recipe…

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June 20, 2011
Tomorrow our original flock, Tilly, Oyster Cracker, Sunshine and Feathers, will be one year old.  I can not believe that one year has passed since these feathered beauties entered our lives.  We view our girls as pets with “livestock benefits”–eggs.  We also continue to be grateful for all of their beautiful wisdom, their lessons about…

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June 19, 2011
Tilly, the Australorp, is our head hen.  As a day old chick, she was the largest and the smartest.  She was also one of the hardiest girls.  Today, she is not the biggest, but she definitely rules the roost.  She has a very sweet nature about her.  She loves to be held and will even nestle into…

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June 18, 2011
On the way to lay an egg Yesterday, I forgot to get the mail.  I remembered this as my daughter and I were out feeding the chickens their mid-morning snack.  No sooner had we journeyed down to the mailbox, that we heard the whirring motor of the mail truck.  I had not yet met this…

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June 17, 2011
  As I walked up the gentle slope of Deb’s garden, my eye caught a glance of her barn red chicken coop tucked quietly into the corner of the backyard.  As I find most chicken coops blend in beautifully with the backyard setting, Deb’s too seemed like it had been there forever, just a part of her cottage garden.  …

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June 16, 2011
Six of our girls should be laying eggs.   The  three Silkie girls were broody for so long, that I thought I would never savor one of their creations again. FINALLY, I can tell you that all six are once again making beautiful eggs.  The front three eggs in the picture are Silkie eggs.  Dolly’s egg is…

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June 15, 2011
I love seeing other ways people set up their backyard chickens.  I am always amazed at peoples’ ingenuity and skill.  I especially love to see how chicken coops vary depending on their locations around the country.  Considerations are taken for many variations in climate and weather including rain, cold, heat and wind. This chicken house is can be found…

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June 14, 2011
My husband was out with the chickens this morning with our daughter and came inside the house, where I was making beds, to let me know that Dottie Speckles is eating chicken poop.  He went on to tell me that it was a big wet nasty fresh poop!  I know that dogs eat poop.  I know…

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June 13, 2011
Meeting of the minds Do you know when to stop eating?  No matter the feed or treats available to chickens, they will stop eating when they are full.  They will not over eat no matter how delicious their food.  Sad enough, I can’t say that when it comes to dessert! Do you know when you…

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June 12, 2011
Fruit tarts are wonderful and delicious summer time treats.  They are a light dessert and can be served after a summer meal or with brunch.  Plus they make a stunning presentation and are a easy to create.  Here is a recipe I have been using for years. Special Supplies:  9″ Tart pan Silicone basting brush Crust Ingredients: 1 premade…

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