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About Me


I can most easily be reached at ChickenScratchNY {at} or on my Facebook page

I am a 24 year old compulsive crafter . I bought my own home in Upstate NY in July 2011. I live with my soon-to-be husband. We got married September 29th, 2012.

Our animals are our kids. We have a cat who keeps us in line, a puppy that keeps us on our toes and a bunny that doesn’t do very much. And that’s just the living room! We also have… deep breath… two chinchillas, two parrots, two cows, two alpacas (we don’t have a boat or we could totally be Noah’s Arc for Halloween) and bunches of chickens, ducks and turkeys.

I sew, crochet, paint, dance, garden, cook and craft. I have developed an addiction to ‘sad’ furniture and paint. I have my own *craft room* now, so I’m slowly organizing it all and making sense of what I own. I’m also trying to beat my house into submission room by room. I want a nice home, but I don’t want to spend a lot or have what every one else has. Our house is decorated in a semi-country theme, lots of chickens, burlap and dog hair. (At least the first two are intentional)

I graduated from SUNY ESF with my BS in Wildlife Science. Basically I studied wild game management peppered with every single entomology (insects) class I could find. I’ve got a strong affection for the scientific method and I will site anything I use anywhere (hate to get those professors after me).

ChickenScratchNY {at}