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About the Author 

With an audience of hundreds of thousands that spans the globe, I am well-recognized as the creative force behind Fresh Eggs Daily®, the most popular destination for natural chicken and duck keeping advice on the internet.

Farm Girl 

My husband and I share our small farm in rural Maine with a menagerie of chickens, ducks, a trio of geese, a German Shepherd, a Corgi and a Tuxedo cat.

My flock has numbered from just three hens to more than three dozen over the years. I have raised more than 20 different breeds at various times and now concentrate on some of the more rare breeds such as Australorps, Lavender Orpingtons, Chocolate Orpingtons, Marans, Olive Eggers and Ameraucanas.

Most of my chickens are mostly either black or "blue"/lavender which makes for such a visually appealing flock. I collect a colorful egg basket full of pink, blue, olive green, cream, brown and chocolate brown eggs daily.

Ducks Geese + DIY  

In addition to my passion for raising chickens, I also raise several breeds of ducks including Pekins, Saxonies, Magpies, Anconas, Cayuga, Swedish and Silver Appleyard.

We recently added geese to our flock for the first time, so I'm happily raising a trio of French Toulouse as well.

Coop to Kitchen Cooking®

When I'm not tending to my flock or writing, I love to build stuff and do DIY projects. I also enjoy spending time in the garden, knitting through our long Maine winters, sewing, and I also dabble in canning, pasta making and bread making.

My specialty in the kitchen is a term I've coined - Coop to Kitchen® cooking - using fresh eggs from my coop and fresh produce from the garden.

5th Generation Chicken Keeper 

A fifth-generation chicken keeper who has been around chickens most of my life, I have been raising my own backyard flock since 2009.

Sharing my farming adventures on my television show and social media charms readers and has drawn them to Fresh Eggs Daily® in record numbers to learn how to keep their flocks safe from predators, build strong immune systems, and keep them healthy and happy without using antibiotics or other commercial medications.

"Organic" and "natural" have become such hot topics for people of all walks of life, both in their own lives and that of their animals, so by focusing on natural methods, I have really tapped into the current trend in chicken keeping and healthy living.

Master Gardener + Aspiring Herbalist 

A Maine Master Gardener and aspiring herbalist dedicated to raising my own animals as naturally as possible, I offer practical, down-to-earth and time-tested homeopathic advice for raising chickens using herbs and other holistic preventives and remedies - and show my readers how to have some fun while doing it.

Herbs for Hens® has become sort of my signature catch phrase over the years because of all the ways I've incorporation herbs into my chicken keeping.

In addition to chicken keeping tips, I also share DIY projects for the coop and run using re-purposed materials, natural household and personal products, gardening ideas, and recipes using fresh eggs, vegetables and herbs.

The Early Years 

I grew up on a small farm across the street from my grandparents chicken farm in central Massachusetts and raised chickens and rabbits growing up.

Our family always had a large vegetable garden, which is where my love of working in the soil began.

After heading off to college and a short stint on Wall Street (where I grew herbs on the windowsill of my tiny NY apartment!), I am back on a New England farm once again, doing what I love and proud to be carrying on my family tradition.

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