How A Midwestern Family With No Agriculture Experience Went From A Few Backyard Chickens To A Full Fledged Farm And Discovered Why Local Chicks Are Better.When Lucie Amundsen Had A Rare Night Out With Her Husband, She Never Imagined What He D Tell Her Over Dinner That His Dream Was To Quit His Office Job With Benefits And Start A Commercial Scale Pasture Raised Egg Farm His Entire Agricultural Experience Consisted Of Raising Five Backyard Hens, None Of Whom Had Yet Laid A Single Egg To Create This Pastured Poultry Ranch, The Couple Scrambles To Acquire Nearly Two Thousand Chickens All Named Lola These Hens, Purchased Commercially, Arrive Bereft Of Basic Chicken Y Instincts, Such As The Evening Urge To Roost The Newbie Farmers Also Deal With Their Own Shortcomings, Making For A Failed Inspection And Intense Struggles To Keep Livestock Alive Much Less Laying During A Brutal Winter But With A Heavy Dose Of Humor, They Learn To Negotiate The Highly Stressed No Man S Land Known As Middle Agriculture Amundsen Sees Firsthand How These Midsized Farms, Situated Between Small Scale Operations And Mammoth Factory Farms, Are Vital To Rebuilding America S Local Food System With An Unexpected Passion For This Dubious Enterprise, Amundsen Shares A Messy, Wry, And Entirely Educational Story Of The Unforeseen Payoffs And Frequent Pitfalls Of One Couple S Ag Adventure And Many, Many Hours Spent Wrangling Chickens.
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- 336 pages
- Locally Laid
- Lucie B. Amundsen
- 11 October 2017 Lucie B. Amundsen