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Take a Peek at our Week - June 17 to 23

June 24, 2018

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We heralded in the first days of summer here in Maine with bright sunshine and flowers everywhere! We have ten healthy babies - chicks and ducklings - who celebrate their three-week birthday this weekend.  The garden has been pretty much neglected between all the travel I've been doing lately and my obsession with our new Littles, but I did manage to get out there and harvest all the garlic scapes. Sauteed in a bit of olive oil and seasoned with sea salt and a little pepper, they were delicious. 

5 Easy Ways to Summerize your Chicken Run

June 19, 2018


Summer can be tough on backyard chickens. If left to free range, they'll naturally seek out the coolest spot they can - under bush, likely, where there's a nice cool breeze blowing - so it makes sense that in order to "summerize" your chicken run, you'll want to mimic the conditions they would be able to find roaming your yard.

Take a Peek at our Week - June 10-16

June 16, 2018


Wow! This week just flew by. I mean, where did it go? I got literally nothing on my to-do list done.  Not on thing. How does that even happen? Oh, wait...that's right, we have baby chicks and ducklings..... Enjoy this peek at our week!

My Top Twelve Plants to Grow for Chickens

June 12, 2018


This year when you're planning your garden, why not plant some extras for your chickens? Planting from seed is extremely economical and a great way to reduce both your family's and your chickens' feed bill a bit.

Shirred Eggs with Fresh Herbs and Cheese

June 10, 2018


Shirred eggs, or "oeufs en cocotte", is the traditional French way of baking eggs in individual dishes or “cocottes”, also known as ramekins.

Take a Peek at our Week June 3rd to 9th

June 9, 2018


This week has been full of baby chicks and ducklings from My Pet Chicken! Also, pretty flowers and lots of rain. Welcome to spring in Maine - finally. I missed last week's post because I was in New York City at Book Expo which was so much fun (and hopefully I'll share some photos of that next week), so this week I might have gone a bit overboard with the photos!  But then again, you can NEVER have too many cute baby photos!

In between enjoying our new babies, we somehow did manage to get some pretty annuals planted in the front gardens and earlier in the week, I headed to Portland to film a commercial with First Saturday Lime which we managed to get done despite the rain!  Enjoy this peek at our week!

20 Ways to Support your Favorite Author | Blogger | Facebook Page without Spending a Dime

May 29, 2018


This week I'll be in New York City at Book Expo, the largest book "trade show" of the year. It's the place to be - to see and be seen! Authors, publishers, librarians, retailers and others in the book industry gather to network, learn and celebrate the world of books. 

Take a Peek at Our Week - May 20 to 26

May 26, 2018


Heading into the Memorial Day weekend, I finally felt confident enough in the weather to start planting, so the later part of this week was all about getting seeds into the ground. I've wanted a strawberry bed for awhile now, so we tackled that as well.  

Prevent Flystrike in Your Chickens and Keep Those Butts Fluffy

May 24, 2018


We all love Fluffy Butt Friday - and with good reason. There's nothing more beautiful than a gloriously full, fluffy chicken butt! But there can be danger lurking beneath all that fluff, so use Fluffy Butt Friday as a weekly reminder to check over your chickens for a potentially deadly affliction called "flystrike".
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