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July 8, 2016
I turned everything off today. The television, social media and unplugged.  I decided to take the kids and get a breath of fresh air and visit the neighbors. With eggs in tow, we decided to slow down and visit with the neighbors. We decided to spread joy. Remember when… Read more

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August 12, 2013
We keep a mixed flock. We have standard sized hens and bantams. Silkie Bantams to be exact, as we like to call them-our Chinese chickens. The standard girls are big and bossy. They are always the ones jockeying their position for food, treats and human attention. The little Silkies, all four of them, tend to…

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July 26, 2013
In times when there is so much animosity, violence, sadness, mistrust, political unrest and economic woes I find it difficult to learn of new struggles somewhere in the globe everyday. I don’t like to watch the news on the television anymore. The stories that they tell are predominantly of strife. Instead on warm summer evenings,…

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July 15, 2013
Happy to sit in my lap. The chickens make me laugh, especially Oyster Cracker these days. Early in the mornings, I see her peeking out the coop window, looking for me.  As the others are busy laying eggs, eating and waking up, there she sits perched in the coop calling out to me with her…

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April 24, 2013
Unspeakable tragedies have been occurring all over the United States.  My heart is heavy and my mind is distracted from everyday things.  To say that life has been easy would be an understatement-Boston, Texas, a dear family friend whose husband’s parents were taken in a freak accident last week and a family member that clings…

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January 6, 2012
“Enjoy the little things in life, because one day you will look back, and  realize they were the big things.”  ~Unknown Chickens don’t text. Chickens never write emails. Chickens rarely sweat the small stuff. Chickens don’t watch T.V. Chickens never stay inside all day. Chickens don’t gossip. Chickens don’t have debt. Chickens don’t carry credit…

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November 23, 2011
I owe a lot to my flock of chickens that we have kept for almost 2 years now.  As amazing as it seems, they have taught and reminded my family about life.  I’m ashamed to say that, prior to owning chickens, I did not know what their value truly was except for putting meat on…

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