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February 8, 2019
Over the years it’s been so great getting to connect with amazing companies that support backyard chicken owners. Chubby Mealworms has been a dear friend to Tilly’s Nest and have been sharing their awesome products with my flock for over 3 years. We look forward to getting their packages in the mail and think you…

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October 22, 2018
Good morning! I have a special treat for you.  As you know, I was honored to be one of two essayists for Beth Moon’s new book, Literary Chickens. I was so thrilled to be a part of this project as it celebrates all things chicken. This coffee table size book is for any chicken lover…

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November 27, 2017
Exciting news today friends, from our sponsor, Up a Tree Cup a Tea Co! Today, Jo is giving away to one of you lucky winners a Leather Travel Tote of your choice up to a $220 value from her shop.  All of Jo’s bags feature vintage and repurposed materials – everything from 1960s pennant flags…

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January 20, 2017
My family looks a lot like I had always imagined growing up. I have a husband, two kids, and a family dog. But, our family today is a little different than I had imagined twenty years ago. The difference? Our family includes a flock of feather babies! If you’ve been following my blog for a while,…

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November 4, 2016
Wow!  It is hard to believe that six years ago I started this event. It seems like yesterday that I was down in Manhattan with the folks from Country Living Magazine . They encouraged me to start a Facebook page for Tilly’s Nest and enter the realm of social media.  Soon after I started my account, I…

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August 8, 2016
One of the biggest questions that I get when I am traveling around the country meeting fellow chicken keepers like you is, how do I keep my flock healthy and the eggs a-plenty? It’s actually not complicated and it starts by providing your flock with a healthy, well-balanced diet. We are at our best when…

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April 18, 2016
The girls recognize the chubby mealworms. You can see them waiting at the run’s door for me! If your flock is like mine they LOVE to gobble up dried mealworms.  Recently I learned about Chubby Mealworms. I hadn’t heard of them before so I was excited to learn about a new company.…

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April 4, 2016
I’m so excited to be heading the the Country Living Fair in Nashville this April to speak about chickens and beekeeping. I’ll also be signing copies of my book too. The fairs are always such a fun and amazing time. There’s awesome antiquing, crafting, inspiration, fabulous presentations, demonstrations, food and so much more! If you…

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January 31, 2016
A new edition of The Chicken Health Handbook is out and I am so thrilled to see it. Gail Damerow’s first edition was excellent, but after seeing this one, I am thrilled beyond belief.  This second edition has expanded, added new topics, updated original topics, and now comes with beautiful illustrations and photos to help explain…

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