Monthly Archives: March 2015

Administrative Things

Just do one thing. Farmhouse38.com

It’s been a little lackluster around here, right? Right. Sorry about that. Truly. I’ve been holed up, migrating and re-designing Farmhouse38 (getting rid of that darned, dangling .wordpress.com). It. Has. Been. A. Beast. And every new post that I put out has to then be painstakingly migrated–so to put it mildly, I’ve been reluctant to do a lot of blogging. The whole process has taken up all the extra room in my brain (of which there was alarmingly little to start) and I am beside myself to nearly have it done.

The good news is that I am about to relaunch–any day now. So please bear with me–there may be a few hiccups, but it is all for the greater cause: a whole new Farmhouse38.com with a new look and focus.

See ya on the other side…I’ll bring cocktails.

Crap. Now I gotta migrate this post.

Happy St. Paddy’s!

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Book Review and Giveaway: A Kid’s Guide to Keeping Chickens

***THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED–WE HAVE A WINNER!!!***
A review and giveaway of TillysNest.com 's A Kid's Guide to Keeping Chickens

You guys. I am so excited to finally get my hands on this book (and clearly from the photo above, I wasn’t the only one)! The wonderful Melissa Caughey of TillysNest.com has just released her very first book: A Kid’s Guide to Keeping Chickens, and I couldn’t be more thrilled for her! It’s a perfect addition to my chicken-keeping library. Furthermore, I get to give a copy away to one of you lucky readers as part of Melissa’s blog book tour (details on entering the giveaway at the end of this post)! And there are so many chances to win–the blog tour stops at different blogs for the next few weeks, so check in with the schedule at TillysNest.com to find out where you can enter every day!

Fortunately for me, my copy arrived just in time for a weekend sleepover with the nephews, and they were more than happy to help me review it.

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The nephews spend a little quality time reading A Kid’s Guide to Keeping Chickens with the poultry.

This is such a fun book for kids! Not only filled with lots of fabulous information and photos on the ins and outs of raising chickens, it’s also full of the most adorable, colorful illustrations that really kept the nephews (and chickens) thoroughly entertained.

A review and giveaway of Tillysnest.com 's A Kid's Guide to Keeping Chickens from Farmhouse38.com

Adorbs.

A review and giveaway of TillysNest.com 's A Kid's Guide to Keeping Chickens from Farmhouse38.com

The audience is smitten.

What’s more, the book is peppered with kid-friendly science experiments, clever craft projects, yummy egg recipes, and real-life kids-keeping-chickens stories. There’s even a tear-out wall poster!

A book review and giveaway of tillysnest.com 's A Kid's Guide to Keeping Chickens from Farmhouse38.com

Gertie calls dibs on the poster.

A review and giveaway of Tillysnest.com 's A Kid's Guide to Keeping Chickens from Farmhouse38.com

My six-year-old nephew knew right away that he wanted to try out some crafts, so he invited over our neighbor buddies and they got to work making treasure boxes out of egg cartons. (As seen on pg. 116)

A review and giveaway of Tillysnest.com 's A Kid's Guide to Keeping Chickens from Farmhouse38.com

Bedazzling egg cartons is serious business.

A book review and giveaway of Tillysnest.com 's A Kid's Guide to Keeping Chickens from Farmhouse38.com

A book review and giveaway of Tillysnest.com 's A Kid's Guide to Keeping Chickens from Farmhouse38.com

I may or may not have succumbed to the siren song of rhinestones.

If you’ve got kids and chickens in your life, or know someone who does, you need this book!!!

HOW TO ENTER TO WIN A COPY OF A KID’S GUIDE TO KEEPING CHICKENS:

Leave a comment on this blog post between today, March 11, 2015 and 11:59 pm, Saturday, March 14, 2015 telling me who you know (chickens or non-chickens) that would love a copy of this book, and my nephew will help me select one winner from the comments at random. Contest open to U.S. residents only.

Be sure to check in daily with TillysNest.com to see what great blogs are stops on the tour (and for more opportunities to win this fabulous book)! And don’t forget that A Kid’s Guide to Keeping Chickens is now available through Amazon and other major retailers.

A book review and giveaway of tillysnest.com 's A Kid's Guide to Keeping Chickens from Farmhouse38.com

WHAT?! Chickens take baths in the dirt? But how do they get clean if they are just getting dirty? Six-year-old mind blown.

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