Book-A-Month - November 2009

I'm perilously behind on my goal of reading a book a month this year. This one almost feels like a cop-out, but really, I read (almost all the way) through this entire 200 page book in an afternoon over Thanksgiving weekend. Admittedly, I skipped a chapter that I couldn't care less about, but we'll count it anyway.

Jay Rossier's Living With Chickens gives a great overview on raising these creatures, be they for food (meat), food (eggs) or fun (as pets). I can't imagine folks keeping them as pets, but as I start to think more and more about living sustainably, I feel a draw towards raising a small flock for a regular supply of eggs. I even looked at some interesting coop designs over at Backyard Chickens. It looks like fun to raise chickens!

On the other hand, it also looks like a TON of work. I have a toddler. Gosh, that's enough work by itself, and I'm in the office 50+ hours per week! Maybe the chickens will wait a few years.

I'm 3/4 of the way through the book I really should be posting about, Jesus For President, which my dad sent me for my birthday this year. I'll probably write way too much about it when the time comes, so until then...

Dec 13th, 2009