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Welcome to Chicken Scratch NY where I overshare about my failures and the occasional success in my homesteading and creative adventures!

Over the last 12 years, I’ve written about my life keeping chickens, turkeys, alpacas, and more on my 5-acre farm in central NY while going all out for the holidays and cooking good simple food.

I never shy away from the negative side but I have an eternal optimism that even 2020 couldn’t beat down! There is a lot to read here so I’ve collected my favorite and most popular posts to get you started:

Check out the CSNY Sewing Shop for Quilt & Punch Needle Embroidery patterns
(along with a collection of free patterns!)

Check my About Me page to learn more about my life and don’t forget to sign up for the newsletter to keep up with all the craziness. Do it, it’ll make you feel like your life is under control 😉