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We are in our 8th year of keeping backyard chickens. We currently have a small flock of 8 laying hens. 7 Aracaunas and 1 Golden-Laced Wyandotte.
Debbie Bosworth writes from a yellow Cape Cod cottage in rural suburbia near Cape Cod Bay. Soon after moving in, she nicknamed her home Dandelion House because of the prolific crop of dandelions that take over her front yard every spring and summer. Rather than wage war on the little devils she started a blog called Dandelion House ~ the HAPPY homestead where she shares creative seeds on backyard chicken keeping, gardening, cooking from scratch, homeschooling, and painting cottage furniture. She created the Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop as a way to help others connect with fellow farmgirl bloggers. After discovering MaryJanesFarm magazine in a local book store she was inspired to put the pen to paper and submitted two short stories which were later published in MaryJanesFarm magazine. A writer was born! It wasn't long before she she took up "virtual residence" as the MJF Beach Farmgirl blogger. Her column is aptly named, Shorelines. Debbie shares Dandelion House with her handsome Yankee, two talented teens, their beloved corgi Max and a flock of 8 chickens lovingly referred to as The Cottage Hens. The "girls" can talk her into just about anything! When she's not playing chauffeur, chasing chickens or tending the garden you can find her relaxing on the beach.
This image is one of my very favorites of our coop. I still remember the crisp air on my cheeks and how the snow crunched under my feet as I tramped around the yard trying to find the best angle to capture how pretty The Little Red Hen House looked surrounded by the dusting of […]Read more »
It won’t belong before the Thanksgiving turkey leftovers are all gone and our thoughts will turn to making out our holiday to-do lists. Call me old-fashioned, but I still send out snail-mail Christmas cards. I love my annual ritual of sitting down with a cup of hot cocoa or a glass of wine and my […]Read more »
by Debbie Bosworth of Dandelion House Whether you are just starting out in your backyard chicken keeping adventures or you’re already an old hand at it one thing is for certain. At some point along the way we all find ourselves facing the sadness of losing ” one of the flock”. As if that isn’t […]Read more »
by Debbie Bosworth of Dandelion Hous One of the conundrums we backyard chicken keepers face is the abundance of farm fresh eggs we have come this time of year. That’s why I love to make quiche. They are so quick and easy and the recipes can be varied based on what you have on hand […]Read more »
by Debbie Bosworth of Dandelion Hous Howdy fellow chicken keepers! It’s an exciting time of year here at the Little Red Hen House. The ground has finally thawed in our chicken run enough for us to finally get out of the coop and stretch our legs. We have a nice big run ( 12 x […]Read more »
by Debbie Bosworth of Dandelion House Call us late bloomers in the four- legged department but for years just keeping up with the demands of family life and homeschooling our two children was plenty! It wasn’t until our daughter began pining away for her very own puppy ( after doing the same for baby chicks […]Read more »
by Debbie Bosworth of Dandelion House Okay, so you’ve taken the plunge into backyard chicken keeping and your girls are ( hopefully ) nice and comfortable in their new Poulet’ Chalet! That’s fancy French talk for chicken coop! Or, maybe you’ve had your coop situated for a while now and would like it to blend […]Read more »
by Debbie Bosworth of Dandelion House Howdy everyone! I’m Deb, the new chick in the hen house here at Community Chickens. It’s great to meet you and I look forward to getting to know more fellow chicken keepers through this forum! To say that backyard chicken keeping is in its hay- day is an understatement. […]Read more »