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January 14, 2019
Colder temperatures are here. Single freezing digits often prohibit me from doing regular maintenance and tidying in my chicken coop. I’ve been getting questions from many of you about how I care for my coop during these freezing winter months, so I thought that I would share some tips of what I do to keep…

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November 7, 2018
I actually get this question quite a bit.  So, it seemed only prudent to write a post about chickens and their eating habits.  By now, I’m sure that you have figured out that chickens know what they like.  They also are sometimes hesitant to try new things, like the time I plopped a whole pumpkin…

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October 11, 2017
Backyard chickens are exciting, super fun and entertaining. We have loved having chickens in our backyard for almost the past decade. Over the years, we have gone through a few  chicken coops. Does that surprise you? Sadly, this happens to quite a few folks due to things like chicken math, wish lists, what’s working, what’s…

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April 12, 2016
Keeping a flock of backyard chickens while raising children is, in my opinion, one of the most wonderful things that you can do as a family. Kids and chickens go hand in hand. From the fresh eggs to life’s lessons, I don’t think that you can chose a better pet. Did I mention that they…

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March 26, 2016
I’m now headed into my 5th year of beekeeping. Today I wanted to share some of my favorite beekeeping tips. Over the years, I’ve learned quite a lot and have had plenty of successes and failures. Some of those were expected and some of those were unexpected.  That seems to be the course for keeping…

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February 8, 2016
A Langstroth hive is inspected. Bees are beginning to draw out the comb. Getting bees this year?  Here are my top 10 tips for those thinking of starting beekeeping.Read moreStarting Beekeeping? Top 10 Tips

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August 26, 2014
44,007 words and 197 pages comprised the final manuscript Thank you so much to everyone who has reached out to me about my book. I’ve had quite a few emails with lots of questions about publishing a book, so I thought that I would dedicate today’s post to help those of you aspiring writers at the…

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October 4, 2013
As the seasons change, it is time to begin feeding the bees. This helps to ensure their survival over the upcoming winter months. In the fall, bees take a 2:1 sugar syrup.Yesterday, I planned to place the sugar syrup feeders on the hives. Here on Cape Cod, our club suggests feeding them for the first…

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