January 11, 2021

My Geese in Winter

Geese are cold hardy and resilient birds, but they do need some special care to keep them healthy and happy during winter.

I’ve had Pomeranian guard geese for many years - they keep watch over my flock of chickens. Here at my Bedford, New York farm, I also have Sebastopol geese, Toulouse geese, African geese, and Chinese geese. Recently, on my Instagram page @MarthaStewart48, I shared a photo of the new "Good Thing" I created to help keep them warm at night - a double layered burlap curtain on their hutch. During these colder months, I also add extra hay in various areas of the enclosure, so their feet do not stick to the ice and snow, and I always make sure all the chickens, geese and Guinea fowl have fresh, flowing water at all times.

Here are some photos, enjoy.

January 9, 2021

My Growing Phoenix Chickens

Here at my Bedford, New York farm, whatever food scraps I have always go down to the chickens. I enjoy bringing them down myself every day, so I can check on my flock and make sure everything is in good order.

Right now, I have six young Phoenix chickens in residence. The Phoenix is a German breed of long-tailed chicken. I shared photos of them when they were just weeks old. Now, they're much bigger and much more curious. They are housed in the first coop, where all our chicks are kept until they are big enough to join the others.

Here are some photos, enjoy.

January 8, 2021

A Trip to Palm Beach, Florida

A brief trip south to escape the cold winter can be so invigorating.

If you follow my Instagram page @MarthaStewart48, you may have seen photos from my recent holiday trip to Palm Beach, Florida. I was joined by my daughter Alexis, my grandchildren Jude and Truman, and our dear friend, Ari Katz. We spent most of our brief stay swimming and relaxing on the beach or by the pool, enjoying water sports, visiting a few shops around town, knitting, and watching movies - all done safely while adhering to CDC social distancing guidelines.

Here are a few photos from our trip, enjoy.