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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… You had no cell phone and …

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February 8, 2016
Getting bees this year?  Here are my top 10 tips for those thinking of starting beekeeping. 1. Educate Yourself. Read all that you can about starting beekeeping. Educate yourself prior to jumping into this hobby. It can be an expensive hobby and mistakes can be easily made. 2. Purchase Local Bees. Try to purchase local bees …

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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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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.