Category / giveaway

September 11, 2012
Randall Burkey has been in the chicken business for over sixty years.  I consider them one of our country’s pioneers in helping thousands of people keep flocks of chickens.  We are so lucky to have them as one of our sponsors. One of my favorite things to get in the mail is their catalog.  I …

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August 31, 2012
Once again, the generosity of this family run business, Louise’s Country Closet, has provided us with another wonderful giveaway.  We are so lucky to have them as one of our sponsors!  Louise’s Country Closet was founded based on a need.  There needed to be a way to protect hens from aggressive roosters; enter their hen …

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August 17, 2012
If you are like us, we love to spoil our chickens!  One of our favorite companies helping us to do just that is Treats for Chickens.  Even before they became a sponsor of ours, we have been loyally placing orders for so many of their amazing products. One of our girl’s favorite products is the …

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August 1, 2012
I could not have gotten my hands on this book during a better time.  First of all I just LOVE that it provides organic solutions to common gardening problems.  Now that I keep the bees, this is so incredibly important for their population to thrive in our yard.   This book is very well laid …

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July 17, 2012
As many of you might remember, during one of Dolly’s numerous times being broody this past Spring, she was bullied by the other hens higher up in the pecking order.  Bullied to get out of the nesting box, bullied to share the eggs she sat upon and just plain jealously from the others ended Dolly with a bloody …

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June 16, 2012
Gardening can be intimidating.  Every single gardener makes mistakes whether we are novices or experts.  We are plagued by insects, plants that sometimes fail to succeed and spring bulbs that never seem to bloom despite beautiful foliage.  Often we are left to troubleshoot things on our own.  We know that next year there will be …

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May 14, 2012
Years ago, I had a desire to spoil my pet chickens.  I was looking for a company that specialized in organic chicken treats.  Three years ago, I happened to stumble upon Treats for Chickens one evening while surfing the internet.  Immediately I fell in love with their products, their philosophy and their organic practices.  I …

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April 29, 2012
Holly Berkley is the author and illustrator of the book, Mommy, Me & My Chickens and is one of Tilly’s Nest’s newest sponsors.  Up until recently, keeping backyard chickens was outlawed in the town where Holly lives near San Diego, California.  Recently, backyard chickens became legalized and Holly could not resist getting a flock of her …

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April 19, 2012
A few weeks back, I received two copies of The Fresh Egg Cookbook from Storey Publishing.  One for me to review and one to giveaway to our blogging friends.  This cookbook is part chicken memoir and part cookbook.  Jennifer Trainer Thompson shares personal stories from her flock and from her kitchen where cooking is truly …

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March 18, 2012
Like many of you around the country, we have had to take extra precautions to keep our flock safe from predators. Cape Cod is home to many predators including but not limited to foxes, coyotes, skunk, raccoon, opossum, weasels, fisher cats, owls and hawks. Any of these would love to make a meal out of …

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