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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Don't Be Chicken -- Enter Timber Press's Chicken Garden Giveaway

Book publisher Timber Press is hosting a giveaway of a chicken garden start-up kit to draw attention to their new book, Free-Range Chicken Gardens, which includes the following:

Click here to go to the Timber Press website to enter. But hurry, it ends on February 17, which is this Friday.

Writer and free-range chicken guru Jessi Bloom, just before her talk at last Friday's NWFGS

Free-Range Chicken Gardens was written by Jessi Bloom, who did a two-part talk at the recent Northwest Flower and Garden Show. I attended the first half of the talk last Friday, and she was a very good speaker. I also met Jessi Bloom briefly last summer at the Garden Blogger's Fling here in Seattle.

Timber Press has sent me a copy of the book to review, which I'll do in a future post. I'm looking forward to reading it because according to all the blurbs about it, the book deals with more than just how to care for chickens (there are actually plenty of other books out there that do that). It also covers how to integrate chickens into your garden, which is one aspect of chicken keeping that has worried me. How can you create a garden that they will work well with and not destroy?

(Some of my readers may know that I have been challenged by my husband to lose 40 pounds before he will let me get chickens. I'm still working on it, but it's slow going. I haven't lost heart though. I had a busy, crazy fall, and the holidays were rather bumpy, but I think I'm back on track now.)

Anyhow, if you're interested in keeping chickens, go to the website and enter the contest!


  1. Thanks for the info...I would love to let my chickens in the garden! xo

  2. I wish I weren't chicken! Not closing the door on them, but I'm happy reading about everyone else's chicken happiness! I say, forget the 40lb challenge! You'll be able to meet your goals with more ease by dining on nutritious home grown eggs to boost your protein intake everyday!! ;) Cheers, Jenni

  3. Hi Alison, Congrats on getting back to the "Challenge." And it is a challenge, isn't it? I'm not going to be doing chickens anytime soon. I do love them but no time. I look forward to your review of the book.

  4. I had chickens when I was growing up. Wish I could keep them at our place but too much wildlife skulking about.

  5. I would have loved to enter this, but I have the feeling that chickens are not allowed where we live.

    Thanks so much for joining the ranks of word verification free blogs Whooot whooooot!! Horray.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

  6. Darn! a few days too

    Here's a GREAT website I've been using for low calorie recipes -

    I'm also in 2 weight loss support groups on FB if you're interested, just lemme know and I can add you in!



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