Category / winter

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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February 11, 2017
The day after the Blizzard Niko. I’m always amazed at how brilliant the sun shines on days after the storms. It’s now just beginning to rise. We have had quite the weather this past week. Two days ago Blizzard Niko hit the East Coast and Cape Cod- where we call home.…

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February 4, 2016
The tarps are rolled back up after a recent snowfall. Living in a place where we experience all four seasons including what can be a sometimes very snowy winter, I have had to come up with some pretty ingenious ways to care for chickens during weeks on end of nasty weather.…

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February 4, 2015
If you are like myself and my family, we love to supplement our flock’s diet with goodies such as meal worms, scratch, seeds, yogurt and scraps from the kitchen. One treat that we love to share with the girls involves gorgeous green cabbage leaves.Read moreCabbage Bowls and Wraps for Backyard Chickens

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January 5, 2015
The honeybees cluster in a ball for warmth in the winter. The queen is in the very center, kept toasty at 95 degrees. The cluster expands and moves during warmer days and contracts tightly and stays put in freezing temps. Last week it was a balmy day in December, 50 degrees. Weird for us, but…

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November 12, 2014
As fall days and chilly nights arrive, the bird feeders and suet holders are refilled. They help the birds that stick around during the winter survive in our backyard. The birds adore our feeders and unfortunately so do the squirrels. It was not uncommon for the backyard squirrels to empty out all of our feeders…

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February 12, 2014
Looking good! Oh my goodness, do chickens including my girls ever love looking at themselves in the mirror! Winter is still upon us and as we try to deal with the usual boredom during the final few weeks, I bring out all the stops. It was time, the chicken divas needed a mirror of their…

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February 7, 2014
Activity in front of Willow but none in front of Briar. I had a bad feeling going into winter with the Briar hive. The hive should have been re-queened as they had many issues last season. But sadly, there were no queens available due to the unexpected large death of so many bee hives across…

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January 8, 2014
As you can see, this past blizzard left the beehives completely covered in snow. Each hive sits upon two cinder blocks. The snow covered those cinder blocks and fell until the first lower deep (box) was completely covered in snow. This was the most snow my hives had seen in a long time.Read moreBeehive Maintainance…

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