Oct 29, 2012

Clever Chicks Blog Hop #6

This weekend has been a little stressful as we have been preparing for a hurricane of unprecedented proportions here in New England. All of the chickens are safe and snug in their coops with plenty of food and fresh water and we are as prepared as we can be to weather this storm. Thanks to everyone for the well wishes and prayers, I'm sure we'll all be fine, it'll just be a little tense here for the next two days. Worst case scenario, we lose our internet connection. <gasp!>

I hope you will take some time to visit this week's featured blogs and that you enjoy their posts as much as I did. If you were featured this week, please feel free to grab the Clever Chicks "Featured" button, below.

from CLEVER CHICKS Blog Hop #5
The first featured blog post this week consists of at least a thousand words by way of Madge Bloom's camera lens.  The View From Right Here is a blog that you will not want to miss. Her photography of the Pacific Northwest is nothing short of captivating.

Ann at Suptuous Spoonfuls shared her recipe for Bacon, Egg & Tomato Tapenade Sandwich. Just the title makes my mouth water! Imagine how amazing a backyard fresh egg would taste on this sammy for breakfast, lunch or dinner? Yum!

Heather at Scratch Cradle puts a green spin on Using Fall Leaves that spares a few pine trees a trip to the wood chipper: chicken coop bedding. So, if you happen to see someone stalking your curb after you've raked, it just may be Heather, say hello and tell her you saw her on the Clever Chicks!

From The Better Baker comes these adorable, Peanut Butter Pumpkins are melt-in-your mouth delicious as well as totally adorable! Not as adorable as her helper/granddaughter, but close. ;)

You’re invited to LINK UP!
Do you have a clever blog post to share with us this week? We’d love to read it!
Despite the blog hop title, this is an equal-opportunity link party!
The Chicken Chick
How to Link-up
Share your clever ideas, DIY projects, recipes, tutorials, decorating tips, stories, Pinterest projects/recipes you’ve tried, Etsy store creation, posts about your chickens, farm animals or other pets, whatever you choose- BE CLEVER!

Use the direct link to your blog post, not to your blog’s home page. We want to be able to find your clever post!

Please note: If you have trouble linking up, the following two tips should help OR, feel free to email me the URL to your post and I will add it for you! Kathy@The-Chicken-Chick.com
1. Add the link to this Clever Chicks Blog Hop to your blog FIRST, before submitting your link to the hop or the link tool won't work.
2. Utilize the 'Try here" option if you have done #1 without success.
3. If you have already completed #1, it could be a browser issue; changing browsers may help.

Featured Blogs
My favorite posts will be FEATURED on Clever Chicks next week! And the featured bloggers are welcome post my "Featured"  button on their blogs!


  1. Jillene@Inkhappi10/29/12, 2:50 AM

    Thanks for the linky! :)

  2. Marlys Folly10/29/12, 4:15 AM

    Thanks for hosting... I linked up my crock pot Italian pulled Sandwich and also my Black and White Barn pictures... 

  3. Jane Sarchet10/29/12, 4:36 AM

    Though I'd do something for the wild birds today, as the hens get spoilt so much! So I'm linking up to my Easy Wild Bird Feeder Log!
    Janie x

  4. Thanks for hosting, have a great week!

  5. annie @ montanasolarcreations10/29/12, 7:09 AM

    I hope you are safe and well, I'm amazed you had time to get the hop up and running while preparing for the big storm! I shared a recipe for Sourdough Chocolate Chip Banana Bread- yum! Thanks for hosting :)

  6. Thank you! Thank you! for including my peanut butter pumpkins in your lovely features! Trust you fare the storm well. 

  7. 20somethingallergies10/29/12, 8:47 AM

    Thanks for hosting Kathy!
    Today, I’m sharing my favorite way to stay out of the coffee shops. Spiced Cranberry Apple Cider is a safe way to have a treat made with only real ingredients and safe for special diets like GAPS and those with food allergies. Best part, no added sweeteners needed!
    Spiced Cranberry Apple Ciderhttp://www.20somethingallergies.com/spiced-cranberry-apple-cider/

  8. Vintagefarmhouse10/29/12, 9:09 AM

    Thank you for inviting me and for hosting! 

  9. It worked! My linkup actually went through this week so whatever you did was a good thing. :)  Hope you have a wonderful week and thanks for hosting this fun hop!

  10. Hi  Kathy, thanks for hosting another great party, enjoy your week :)

  11. Thanks for hosting - I love linking up here!

  12. Thanks Kathy for the opportunity! I've spread the word. :) Hope you will be safe and damage free the next couple of days!

  13. I’m sharing the first steps I’ve taken in designing our
    vegetable garden. 



    As well as how I made super cute kitty ears for my 4 month
    old daughter’s Halloween costume:



    Thanks for hosting!


    I hope you’ll share with us at our link party too!  I co-host Eat Make Grow Thursdays. 


    Stop on by if you get the chance:




  14. Nancy Roberts10/29/12, 5:44 PM

    Thanks for hosting! Hope you're doing okay through the storm...blessings! Nancy at livininthegreen

  15. It's my first time here!  :)  Thank you for hosting.  I canned 60 lb of grapes this week, something I'd never done before, even as a child with my mom!  It was the easiest canning I've ever done.   Also, every single day I spend hours looking for and posting the day's free Kindle books on self-sufficiency and preparedness topics, and want more people to benefit.  So I linked up.  http://preputilityvehicle.blogspot.ca/2012/10/free-books-available-oct-29-and-canning.html

    Thank you again.  

  16. Thanks for hosting!  Have a great day :)

  17. TheChickenChick10/29/12, 11:16 PM

    Thanks for linking up Jillene! I'm looking forward to reading your post!

  18. TheChickenChick10/29/12, 11:17 PM

    YUM!!! This is the perfect weekend to try out that crock pot dish, thanks for linking up!

  19. TheChickenChick10/29/12, 11:18 PM

    That's sweet of you, Jane. But I'm sure the hens are going to be jealous...tell them the Chicken Chick shared this one with you. :)

  20. TheChickenChick10/29/12, 11:18 PM

    Thanks Paula, you too!

  21. TheChickenChick10/29/12, 11:19 PM

    YUM is right! Can't wait to read it, Annie!  Thanks for linking up and have a great week!

  22. TheChickenChick10/29/12, 11:19 PM

    So far, so good, Marsha!  Thank you.

  23. TheChickenChick10/29/12, 11:20 PM

    Sounds wonderful, can't wait to check it out! Thanks for sharing!

  24. TheChickenChick10/29/12, 11:20 PM

    Thanks Cindy, you too! :)

  25. TheChickenChick10/29/12, 11:21 PM

    Thank you for joining us, my pleasure!!

  26. TheChickenChick10/29/12, 11:44 PM

    Aw, you're so sweet, thanks Gretchen! Nice to have you linking up with us!!
    Have a great week!

  27. Wow!  What a great party!  I linked a wreath I made from cotton up.  I hope you'll maybe stop by again & join my party going on right now too!


  28. Madelyn Bloom10/31/12, 10:41 AM

    Thank you SO much for choosing me as one of your featured blogs, I'm honored to be part of the outstanding blogs that share with you.  I also host a meme (open 7 days a week) called 'Weekly Top Shot,' a new linky opens every Saturday morning and closes the following Friday.  I hope you'll consider coming by and sharing your favorite post/photo with me and my readers... :-)

  29. TheChickenChick10/31/12, 1:15 PM

    Thanks for linking up Kat! I look forward to reading your post!

  30. TheChickenChick10/31/12, 1:16 PM

    Absolutely! I would love to join your party too, I had no idea. Thank you for the invitation! On my way...

  31. Thanks so much for the invite!  I'm now following too!

  32. Angelique Tower10/31/12, 7:49 PM

    Thanks for the invite & thanks for hosting!

  33. jacobstefen11/1/12, 4:46 AM

    Thanks for sharing.. Chicken coops 2 U offers quality chicken coops, chicken coop accessories and chicken runs  direct to your door at affordable prices.

  34. Tuula McPhee11/2/12, 8:20 AM

    Thanks for the invite Kathy! I just linked up and am returning the follow. Have a great weekend! 
    Tuula :) 

  35. Thank you for visiting my blog and following me! I'm following in return.  Participating in the blog hop and so excited! xo


  36. Thank you so much Kathy for hosting the party and for inviting me over! Have a great day!

  37. Thank you so much Kathy for hosting the party and for inviting me over!

  38. beth center11/3/12, 4:55 PM

    Thanks for the invite.  I've added my clever Chicken Saltimbocca!

  39. Kelley Wilson11/3/12, 6:06 PM

    Thanks so much I hope you linked up at Miss Information , the parties open till tommorow

  40. TheChickenChick11/3/12, 8:28 PM

    Thanks for sharing, Natalia! I look forward to reading your post!

  41. TheChickenChick11/3/12, 8:29 PM

    Hi Nancy! We made it through completely unscathed. Thank you for asking. ♥

  42. TheChickenChick11/3/12, 8:29 PM

    Thank you Shirley!

  43. TheChickenChick11/3/12, 8:32 PM

    Thanks for joining us Ambreen!

  44. TheChickenChick11/3/12, 8:37 PM

    I'm linked up, thank you, Kelley!

  45. TheChickenChick11/3/12, 8:38 PM

    YUM! Can't wait to read it, Beth!

  46. Kathy, I love your concept!! What a great blog. Thanks for visiting me the other day. I will definitely come back! 

  47. Spencer knight11/5/12, 7:47 PM

    "Eberly Barns has cute chicken coops!"

  48. If you say they'll work in the winter, I'd love to prove you right up here in Minnesota. It would be amazing if this worked in the Twin Cities.