“Tolerance is such an important life lesson
that the chickens have shared with our family.
Not everyone is going to like you,
nor are you going to like them.
it is important to always be
courteous, respectful, and kind.
You don’t have to be friends.
You don’t have to hang out.
But you should always lead by example.
It’s a great big world out there
and the flock of humanity is grandiose in size.”
~ Melissa Caughey
Melissa Caughey is a backyard chicken keeper, beekeeper, gardener, and cook who pens the award winning blog, Tilly’s Nest. She lives on Cape Cod, Massachusetts with her family of four and her Miniature Schnauzer. She regularly writes for HGTV Gardens, Community Chickens, Grit magazine, and has contributed to Country Living Magazine online. Her blog was recently named one of Better Homes and Gardens Magazine’s Top 10 Gardening Blogs. She is also the recipient of Country Living Magazine’s Blue Ribbon Blogger Award. Melissa is currently working on a backyard chicken book with Storey Publishing to be released in Spring 2015.