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October 27, 2014
About a year ago, I had the pleasure of  meeting Renea Winchester through Facebook. I realized, like me, she was an author and was passionate about writing. Over the year she has been just a love. She has been a voice of encouragement and friendship. Her second book about her adventures with Billy came out…

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May 8, 2013
A couple of weeks ago, I was contacted to review a new book on keeping chickens.  Murray McMurray Hatchery has a book that will release later this month.  Truthfully, I am surprised that it took a large hatchery this long to bring a book like this to market. Murray McMurray Hatchery has been bringing chickens…

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August 1, 2012
I could not have gotten my hands on this book during a better time.  First of all I just LOVE that it provides organic solutions to common gardening problems.  Now that I keep the bees, this is so incredibly important for their population to thrive in our yard.   This book is very well laid…

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February 18, 2012
A little over a week ago, I was sent a copy of Free Range Chicken Gardens to review by the publisher, Timber Press. I was so excited and could not wait to dive into this book that involved two of my favorite hobbies, gardening and chickens. This book is wonderful. Right from the start it…

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April 5, 2011
Rating ***** The pictures in the book alone will make you want to keep chickens.  I picked this one up after it grabbed my attention on a rainy day at the bookstore.  This wonderful book by Jennifer Megyesi/photography by Geoff Hansen truly appreciates and displays the beauty of backyard chickens.  I have picked up a great…

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February 10, 2011
Rating: ***** One of my favorite things to do is visit the local bookstore and just get lost in the shelves.  I always head first to the chicken section.  I love discovering new books.  It seems that there is always a new one nested between old favorites.  I stumbled upon this book the last time…

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November 29, 2010
Rating ***** This book is one of the sweetest and most clever books I have ever read about chickens.  In 1888, Minnie Lovgreen was born in England.  As one of 18 children, she learned to work her family’s farm.   At age 11, she supported herself by becoming a mother’s helper, eventually moving to Canada and…

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October 28, 2010
Rating **** This 189 page book was recently released in April 2010.  It is very basic but covers a ton of information.  I love that it has interesting chicken facts laced amongst the text.  These little pearls of useful and whimsical information are great for cocktail parties. Topics covered in this book include an argument…

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October 21, 2010
Rating:  ***** Storey’s Guide to Raising Chickens by Gail Demerow, a 438 page book, should be considered, in my opinion, the chicken keeper’s bible.  It is packed with so much information in this newest fourth edition.  It is terrific for beginners as well as advanced chicken keepers.  Various areas covered include breed selection, shelter selection, chicken…

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Sharing an inspired life from the New England seaside. Chickens, Bees, Gardens, Art and Yummy Goodness.