Breakfast Baked Potatoes with Bacon and Eggs

October 18, 2018



I hope you're enjoying this cooking series I've been sharing, hosted by my friend and food blogger Kate Jackson, creator of Framed Cooks. I know I am! This week she shared this scrumptious recipe for bacon and eggs cooked inside a baked potato. Perfect comfort food for a crisp fall morning!

Fresh Egg Crepe Squares with Ham

October 11, 2018


I'm happy to present the second recipe in the new series from my friend and food blogger Kate Jackson, creator of Framed Cooks. We've collaborated to bring you some of the best egg recipes ever. This one involves making crepes and then filling them with fresh eggs and ham. Seriously? Yum.

Chicken Coops 101: Drafts vs. Ventilation

October 9, 2018



You don't have to raise chickens long before you'll come across something that reads, "chicken coops should be dry and draft-free, but well-ventilated". That's excellent advice to be sure, but what exactly does that mean? What's the difference between a draft and ventilation?

Take a Peek at my Week Sept 30-Oct 6

October 6, 2018


It's undeniable. Fall has arrived to Maine! Although most of the week was gray and drizzly, it was still so nice to spend the week at home, curled up in front of the fire sipping hot tea, doing a little writing, catching up on things and just enjoying a little down time before I head back out on the road next week to celebrate the release and promote my new book 101 Chicken Keeping Hacks. Enjoy this peek at our week! 

Cheesy Lobster Frittata

October 4, 2018


One of my favorite things is fresh eggs. Another is lobster. So it's a good thing we live in Maine and raise chickens, right? But I never thought about combining the two until I spied this recipe from my friend and food blogger Kate Jackson, creator of Framed Cooks.

How to Install Lights Outside your Coop with NO Electricity

October 3, 2018


Several weeks ago, I figured out how to install lights inside my chicken coop without having any electricity to the coop. You can read all about it here. Well I liked how it worked so much that I decided to also install lights outside on the front of my coop.

How to Keep Mice out of your Chicken Coop without Traps or Poison

October 2, 2018


This is the time of year when the temperatures are dropping and the field mice are looking for a nice warm, safe place to spend the winter.  Your chicken coop is looking pretty good to them right about now. It's filled with soft bedding and protects the rodents from predators like weasels, mink and fox who enjoy a little mouse snack!

Take a Peek at My Week In Ohio Sept 23 - 29

September 29, 2018


Last Thursday I hopped on a plane and headed to Ohio to spend a few days promoting my new book 101 Chicken Keeping Hacks coming out next month. And what a fun trip it was! 

I flew into Cleveland and then drove south down to the Kidron area, made a quick stop in Millersburg, headed even further south to Marysville, and then turned around and headed north to Polk before returning to the airport to fly home. 

How Can I Protect my Chickens from Hawks?

September 19, 2018


Of all the various predators that will go after your chickens, the aerial type are often the most challenging. Short of a completely enclosed pen or run, the truth is that your chickens (and ducks) are vulnerable to predator attacks if they free range.
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