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Adventures in Backyard Homesteading – Raising Chickens

The time has finally come! I’ve wanted chickens for so many years and finally they are here!  I did a lot of research and chose very carefully.  We have eight baby chicks that we ordered from mypetchicken.com along with a beautiful chicken coop that was expensive but will really keep them warm and dry during …

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Full Worm Moon Today – Build a Wormery with Your Children!

Today we welcome the Full Worm Moon. Go outside with your children tonight and look for the beautiful moon together! It is hard to imagine the ground softening any time soon here in Connecticut. Today my girls are enjoying a snow day!    After seeing my youngest daughter’s artwork today, I guess I’m not the …

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Garden in Bloom and More

I can finally share some garden photos.  The ground really wasn’t even ready for planting until early June this year so I feel like things are moving slow for us.  We expanded the garden by three more square foot boxes and planted all different types of vegetables this year including:  romaine lettuce, eggplant, broccoli, cabbage, …

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Life Moves…

It moves fast sometimes… bringing you here, there and everywhere in a blink.  That’s often what I feel… like my life is flashing by.  So many beautiful moments but hardly time to keep up with them all, never mind document. If you are still here in my space reading.  Thank you.  I know my posts …

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Backyard Maple Syruping

There are many really awesome things about living in New England and Maple Syruping is definitely one of them.  We have an abundance of maples in Connecticut and it is something I’ve wanted to do for a really long time.  This past Saturday we attended a class on Backyard Maple Syruping at a farm we …

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Breathing In Autumn

“At no other time (than autumn) does the earth let itself be inhaled in one smell, the ripe earth; in a smell that is in no way inferior to the smell of the sea, bitter where it borders on taste, and more honeysweet where you feel it touching the first sounds. Containing depth within itself, …

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End of Year Celebrations

The school year is coming to an end and its a very busy time for us.  With four daughters we can get pretty backed up with parties and concerts around this time of year.  I was lucky this year to be able to kill THREE birds with one stone on this particular day!  So I …

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