Locally Laid

How We Built a Plucky, Industry-Changing Egg Farm-from Scratch
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Product Number: Z100017057
Released: Mar 01, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781504685788
Narrator/s: Kate Reading
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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-like 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 mid-sized 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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Author(s): Lucie B. Amundsen
Original Publish Date: Mar 01, 2016

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Author(s): Lucie B. Amundsen
Narrator(s): Kate Reading
Product Number DD23076
Released: Mar 01, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781504685849

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