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Meet Maine’s most famous chicken lady

If you keep chickens in Maine, or really anywhere in the United States, chances are, you’ve heard of Fresh Eggs Daily and Lisa Steele. Lisa Steele publishes books, speaks at the national level, and even has her own television program. I first discovered Lisa’s chicken advice when I was searching the web several years ago […]

Is oatmeal a healthy treat for your chickens?

oatmeal with blueberries

Do you remember when all the nutritionists said that butter was bad for us and that the whipped margarine stuff was so much better? Well, I do. I ate that whipped crap for my entire childhood, only to learn as an adult that the nutritionists were wrong. “Oops,” they said. And this was neither the […]

10 things I wish I knew before I got my first chickens

image of baby chicks

It’s the season of baby chicks. Chicken people are planning their flocks for the coming year, and people who are considering chickens are seeing baby chicks showing up in the stores. I did my very best research before we became chicken owners. I had wanted chickens for years, so I had plenty of time to […]

How to save your seeds and money for next year’s garden

corn hanging to dry

Each spring, we spend quite a bit of money buying seeds, so my newly-found frugality has encouraged me to learn about seed saving. It’s a great way to save money, make your garden more of a money-saver, and it’s just so much fun to do.

Come celebrate reading and Harry Potter tonight at The Briar Patch

decorated bookstore window

Books are important, and making a big deal out of books with children is a great way to get them engaged in reading, something that will have many positive effects throughout their lives. And it looks like we may have a new tradition of celebrating books developing right here in the Bangor area.