Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Sound Off and More Great News!

On another web site I came across an interesting link.  It seems the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is seeking input from people about corporate agribusiness and its influence on agriculture and small farmers.  Here's your chance to sound off and give them your two cents worth!


Wow!  Do you remember how I told you I posted some pictures of the chicken skid I built this past Spring on Mother Earth News magazine's C-U Section of its web site?  Well, I received an e-mail from one of the editors who expressed an interest in the skid, so I sent her off a response that told her how I built the skid and my inspiration for it -- Herman Beck-Chenoweth's book Free-Range Poultry Production & Marketing (available from Back40Book).  Well, this morning I got a call from editor, Heidi Hunt, and the story about my free-range chicken skid (scroll down on the right side of this blog to see a picture of it) is going to be in the upcoming April/May issue of Mother Earth News magazine!  It won't be a "feature" story, but a blip in the Country Lore section with a link on the Mother Earth News web site to the picture album in the C-U Section.  Still, I'm very proud that a magazine like MEN thought that something a beginning farmer like me was doing was worth a mention by them.  It sure gives me encouragement to keep going!  BTW, links to both Mother Earth News magazine and Back40Books are on the right hand side of this blog under the "Useful and Favorite Links" section.

1 comment:

  1. Oh that's so cool! Love the chicken skid and can't wait to read about it. Seems I spend a great deal of time trying to figure out ways to outwit my chickens and find their eggs!

    Beth aka oneoldgoat