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4 Things Your Chickens Need This Winter...and 3 Things They Don't

October 17, 2017


While it seems natural to worry about your chickens in the winter, they're actually far more comfortable in the cold than you might imagine. Even here in Maine, our chickens do just fine when there's snow on the ground and it doesn't get above freezing for days on end. They do however, appreciate a little bit of TLC to get them through it.

Take a Peek at my Week - Oct 8th-14th

October 14, 2017


Busy week this week! We spent two days filming another episode of my TV show Fresh Eggs Daily with Lisa Steele. You can watch it on the CW in the Portland Maine viewing area( WPME/WPXT) or streaming online HERE. I always love days when the film crew is here. It's so much fun, but totally exhausting at the same time! 

Take a Peek at my Week - Oct 1st to 7th

October 7, 2017


This past week was a busy one here on the farm! We've already had a frost or two, so I've been busy harvesting any remaining herbs and getting them drying to use through the winter, as well as cleaning up the vegetable garden to get it ready so I can plant some garlic. 

Controlling Poultry Mites Herbally

October 4, 2017

As a longtime proponent of adding herbs to my chickens' diet and environment, I always get excited to read about new studies and research coming out about natural remedies and supplements. Unfortunately, not much study has been done on the specific benefits of herbs in chicken keeping, but since my first book Fresh Eggs Daily: Raising Happy, Healthy Chickens...Naturally came out in 2013, more and more is being learned about the value of herbs - and the exciting thing is that it seems to back up and validate the things that I've been doing for my chickens for years!

Take a Peek at my Week Sept 24th-30th

September 30, 2017

This week, the temperatures soared to near 90 degrees, and dropped to almost 40 degrees just a few nights later. But summer is definitely over here in Maine. We enjoyed a week at home, gathering the last of the produce from the garden, getting kindling ready for our wood stove this winter and even had time for a day trip to Freeport for lunch and some shopping. I baked an apple pie using some of the apples we picked a few weeks ago and it was delicious! I love fall. I really really do! Enjoy this peek at our week.

Can You Train Chickens to Play the Xylophone?

September 26, 2017


I'm sure some of you have seen the YouTube videos posted by Two Creative Chicks of their chickens playing the xylophone that have gone viral. Not only is it super cute, the chickens seem to enjoy it, and with our long winters here in Maine, I'm all for anything to help beat the winter "coop fever" that can sometimes set in. So I set out to find out just how easy it is to teach chickens to play.

Take a Peek at my Week - Sept 17th - 23rd

September 23, 2017

I missed posting my weekly photo roundup last Saturday night because I was traveling and completely forgot to put it together before I left! So this week actually encompasses two weeks of photos - minus Friday-Tuesday of last weekend since I was in Texas and shared those photos in a separate post last Tuesday. Anyway....

Take a Peek Inside Chip and Joanna Gaines' Magnolia Market at the Silos

September 19, 2017

It's been awhile since I've written, but I hope you'll forgive me when you read this post! Although there isn't a single chicken to be found anywhere, I think it's got a nice, farmhouse vibe going on nonetheless. And after all, there's more to life than chickens..not much, but a little, teeny bit more, right?
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