Category / Feathers

November 20, 2011
Fall clean-up began in our yard this morning after much procrastination. By mid-November, the excitement of Autumn’s leaves has worn off. I have cleaned the yard of leaves for the past five weeks. This week was hopefully the final week and a thorough job was on today’s to-do-list. All of the perennial beds were cleaned…

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November 9, 2011
Yesterday, I had the pleasure of meeting Joel from the Woods Hole NPR station.  I had received an email that she had discovered the blog and was interested in doing a radio piece on the girls of Tilly’s Nest.  She came across us while researching farming on Cape Cod.  We reviewed our schedules, arranged a…

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November 1, 2011
Halloween preparations took up most of the day along with a few errands.  When I went to grab the kids a snack after school, I noticed that Tilly’s egg was shrouded by a dainty Silkie feather.  It was as though it had its own Halloween costume.  It was beautiful.  So pretty, that I snapped this…

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October 29, 2011
Feathers is so patient. Memorable Moment June 9, 2011 Our yard~Osterville, MA Our daughter was newly three years old when we first got our chickens.  From day one, she has loved to hold them, especially the Silkies!  She is incredibly gentle and loves to have her photo taken with the girls.  I help her to…

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August 12, 2011
The chickens have been partaking in digging one large deep hole daily.  The holes are created by the larger girls.  Dirt flies everywhere. It is amazing to watch.   High and low, you do not want to be behind one of these chickens on their archaeological excavation.  Why are they creating these large holes?  …

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August 5, 2011
I received a call from the post office around 2pm.   They had left a message at my home and also on my cell phone.  The cell phone message was from a very concerned postal worker.  Apparently, my peeping package had arrived and it was making them very nervous.  I suppose the Osterville post office does…

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August 2, 2011
Last night at dusk, as I went outside to lock up the girls.  They were all inside.  However, a bright little egg was rolled underneath the outside roost.  Someone had laid an egg in the run.  This was not the first time.  I am not sure who.  Here is the evidence.     Feathers is…

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July 25, 2011
Cooler weather is upon us now and that terrible heatwave has, I imagine, drifted out over the Atlantic.  The girls are much happier.  I am too, their eggs have started to return.  This morning I let the girls out,  all of them flew the coop, including broody Feathers.  I have not discovered morning eggs in…

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July 23, 2011
As we continue to endure this heat wave across New England, I have received many tips and suggestions on keeping the flock cool and not stressed from the soaring temperature and humidity.  I have, created a day spa for the chickens.  There are many options for them to keep cool and hydrated.  Today, I thought that…

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