Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Chicken Scratch

Hen and the Art of 
Chicken Maintenance
Reflections on Raising Chickens by Martin Gurdon

I picked up this book recently at the library. The title suggested it was a book about raising chickens, but in fact it was a humorous account of Martin's experience raising backyard poultry. The book "follows the Gurdon family through the ups and downs of this wonderful hobby." There were times when I laughed out loud and got some raised eyebrows from Matt. I would re-read the passage out loud to him, and he would join me in laughter. It was so much fun to read, and I will admit, when I was finished, I went back and read some of my favorite parts again!!

If you enjoy chicken humor and reading about other people and their poultry adventures, I highly recommend this book! I will warn you: there are a few crude bits but if you can look past them, it is very funny and entertaining to read. It is informative too!

If you want to find out more about this book, you can go to Martin's website

1 comment:

Journey11 said...

What a catchy title! :D I'll look to see if my library has it...