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June 3, 2015
Tilly loved hanging out under this peony bush in the backyard. If I take a deep breath and close my eyes I can still hear her and even smell her warm pine shaving scented feathers. Tilly has now been gone for two weeks. I did a lot of crying for the first few days. The…

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September 19, 2014
Patience. Love. Understanding. Encouragement. It all happened in under a 5 minute time period out in the coop yesterday morning between Tilly and Oyster Cracker. Yesterday morning, I opened up the coop door and let the vivacious young uns out along with the old ladies. I could hear everyone chattering up at storm out in…

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October 14, 2013
Tilly takes a drink from a freshly cleaned waterer. I’ve been writing.  A lot. Most of my days have been spent writing my book as my manuscript deadline approaches. I haven’t been able to spend as much time with my chickens as I have wanted.Read moreMissing My Flock

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August 16, 2012
Chicken Abbey Road It is always such a wonderful feeling to return home after some time away.  I am always eager to check on the girls and see how they adapted to life without us.  We are fortunate to have some of the best chicken sitters around, but somehow, I can’t help but think they…

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August 6, 2012
Tilly in the background Finally after an almost record breaking eight and a half weeks of being broody, Tilly has emerged from its spell and is now taking back her place as head hen.  Sunshine who happily filled in during her absence has agreed that Tilly truly does make a better head hen.  It’s not too bad…

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July 27, 2012
Sunshine Is there such a thing as egg laying etiquette?  I’ve often wonder about this. I have heard stories of hens lining up just to lay their eggs in a favorite box, each patiently waiting until the hen in front of them has had her turn.  Often in our nesting boxes, I will discover two chickens…

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July 16, 2012
Tilly is still on and off again broody.  Just when I think the broodiness has ended, I find her back in the nesting boxes. Yesterday I was glad she was broody.  As we were out and about exploring for the day,  I knew that she would keep all the eggs safe underneath of her.  Sunshine…

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June 19, 2012
Silkies are funny little chickens. Last week, all four Silkies, Dolly, Autumn, Feathers and Fifi were broody.  It doesn’t take much to convince a Silkie that they should be broody.  Clearly this was the trendy thing to do this week.  There they were piled on top of one another inside the nesting boxes.  Toward the…

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June 13, 2012
As Tilly and the girls are safely locked up for the night, I find myself here, in front of the computer sitting and feeling very loved from all of your prayers, words of encouragement and compassion for Tilly.  Thank you. Just like in pregnancies, some are easier and some are more difficult.  Some women carry their babies…

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