Fresh Ricotta Scrambled Eggs

November 15, 2018


This week my friend and food blogger Kate Jackson, creator of Framed Cooks, shared her recipe for scrambled eggs. But these aren't just any scrambled eggs. They're elevated to new heights with the addition of homemade ricotta. 

10 Tips for Better Fermented Feed for your Chickens

November 13, 2018


Fermenting feed for your chickens will not only make the feed easier for them to digest and improve digestive health, it will increase the vitamins and nutrients in the feed. The increased protein levels in fermented feed can also aid in egg production.

That means that they'll need to eat less in order to get all the nutrition they need. That will save you money on your feed bill each month. Not only that, chickens love fermented feed! So it's a win-win.

Take a Peek at our Week - Nov. 4-10

November 10, 2018


We had a fairly quiet week this week. I took advantage of a break in the rain to get some tulip and daffodil bulbs planted - 150 in all! - so hopefully we'll have lots of nice spring color in a few months!  Our spring Littles turned 22 weeks old on Monday and Baby Charlotte, one of our black Australorps, laid her first egg. In fact, she's laid an egg each day for the last four days!

I baked an apple pie and some cookies to get in the spirit of the season and gave the coop a good cleaning. I'll use all the coop bedding I cleaned out to mulch our garlic over the winter. I'm hoping the fairly warm weather continues as least long enough for me to get the garlic into the ground before it freezes...however, waking up to a snow-covered landscape this morning is making me wonder if I still have time! 

Easy Cheese Souffle

November 8, 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 her cheese souffle recipe with me.

10 Tips For the Best Garlic Crop Ever

November 6, 2018


Garlic is one of my favorite crops to grow. Not only do you plant it in the fall when you aren't busy with other garden chores, nothing ever seems to bother it - not insects, my chickens, the deer, wild turkeys, raccoon, nothing. 

So that means I can plant it outside my fenced in garden area where it's not taking up space where I will be planting vegetables seeds come spring.

Top to Bottom Fall Chicken Coop Check-Up

November 4, 2018


Before the cold weather sets in, it's a good idea to give your chicken coop a good once-over. Due to fewer hours of daylight and lower temperatures, your chickens will likely be spending more time inside than usual, and fixing any potential problems you spot in your coop now is beneficial.

Take a Peek at our Week Oct. 28 - Nov. 3

November 3, 2018


Returning from the Country Living Fair in Georgia on Monday was both a relief and sort of bittersweet because it marked the end to my last scheduled trip on my book signing tour promoting 101 Chicken Keeping Hacks. I had such fun meeting so many of you over the past several weeks, but I'm happy to be home now, able to relax and catch up a bit at home, enjoying fall in Maine. Enjoy this peek at our week.

Deviled Eggs with Blue Cheese and Bacon

November 1, 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 her recipe for deviled eggs with me.

Take a Peek at my Week!

October 27, 2018


I know I've missed a few weekend roundups of my favorite photos from the prior week - and I apologize. My new book 101 Chicken Keeping Hacks  was just released on October 9th, and life has been crazy busy since. 

I've been traveling around Maine and also to Ohio, New York and Connecticut signing books and made an appearance on Good Morning Maine earlier this week. I also recorded a feature segment for News Center Maine that will air next week and also one with Mike McGrath for NPR (I'll share the links to those when they go live).


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