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January 28, 2011
Today I was at my son’s school helping in the classroom.  One of my friends was there as well.  Together with the group, we helped create a worm composter with the kids.  As we created the composter by adding layers of damp newspaper, soil, egg shells, kitchen scraps, cardboard and worms, we talked about what worms…

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January 13, 2011
Late this morning when I went out to collect the eggs, I found 2 eggs in the nesting boxes.  After collecting those two eggs, I looked out into the run to see all the chickens.  In the middle of the run was the smallest little Silkie egg you ever have seen.  It was being trampled…

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January 9, 2011
Yesterday evening, I got home around 4:45 to lock in the flock.  I wanted to check for eggs because I didn’t want them sitting in the nesting boxes overnight.  Since some of the chickens sleep in the boxes, the last thing I wanted to happen would be for another hen to go broody! All the chickens…

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January 7, 2011
image courtesy of marthastewart.com This is hands down one of the BEST recipes that I tried in 2010.  Thank you Martha for sharing!  This is from her Everday Food Magazine.  It makes a great dinner or appetizer. Ingredients: 1 1/2 tablespoons flour plus more for rolling 2 sheet  frozen puff pastry dough, thawed 1 tablespoon…

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January 5, 2011
No two eggs are ever alike.  I now appreciate the beauty of each and every egg produced by our flock.  The eggs themselves are all unique.  Even eggs laid by the same breed have variations. Since raising backyard chickens, I have paid closer attention to what we are eating.  I carefully inspect each egg that is…

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December 29, 2010
Here is a delicious greek soup for you to try this week.  Serve it with crusty bread for dipping.  Ingredients: 4 boneless chicken breasts-cut into bite size pieces 8 cups of chicken stock 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 onion, finely diced 2 bay leaves 1 leek, cleaned and cut into bite size pieces 1 carrot,…

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December 26, 2010
We are expecting a large snowstorm tonight into tomorrow afternoon.  The winds are expected to reach up to 60 mph.  I hate storms like this.  The good news is that none of us need to be anywhere in the morning. I have locked the chickens into their coop and I put the tarp over the run. …

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December 23, 2010
Poor Dolly, she has now been brooding in her nesting box for four days.  She really wants those babies.  Yesterday, Dolly did not lay any eggs.  She will typically lay two days in a row and then take a day off.  However, we did find out who was laying the large eggs.  It was not Tilly…

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December 22, 2010
Dolly, a lavender Silkie Bantam, is our best and was our only egg layer up until a couple of days ago.  Yesterday when freshening up the three nesting boxes, I found a rouge egg laid in a corner piled under shavings.  It was smaller than Dolly’s and pointier; another silkie had a laid an egg.  Who…

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December 21, 2010
Our 3 year old holds our first big egg next to a silkie egg “Thank you Tilly, Thank you Dolly.”  I heard as I was cracking the eggs into the dish.  My daughter was at the front door staring out over the blanket of white at the coop.  Today I was so surprised when I…

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