Friday, September 28, 2012

Piling It On Deep

Finally, I can tell you all about a secret I've been keeping. I'm semi, quasi, sorta gonna be famous! In chicken circles that is. I am featured in this months issue of Chickens Magazine! 




What you didn't know there was a Chickens Magazine? Well there is. I've actually read this publication for quite a while and in the November/December issue on your feed store newsstands right now is an article entitled Piling It On Deep all about the deep litter method of chicken coop maintenance which I use in my coop and I'm quoted prominently.Talk about being a big fish in a small pond, and wow how's that for a mixed metaphor?

The writer, Cherie Langllois read my blog posts about the great bear massacre and also some of my posts on a chicken forum and contacted me to ask for an interview. She was so nice when we spoke on the phone and it was really fun to talk about my girls and Silent Bob. 




Now back to my regularly scheduled programing after my brush with poultry fame.

Until next time,

25 comments:

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    1. Waltzing right into the chicken Hall of Fame! ;) lol

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  2. We are in the planning stages to add chickens to our surburan home, so I am gathering as much information as I can. I am so glad I found your blog! Congrats on the magazine! Many years ago, one of my recipes was selected for print in Country Woman Magazine and I know how excited I was....I am sure you are as pumped!

    Blessings and keep sharing your know-how!
    Teresa @themessicksampler.blogspot.com

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    1. Teresa you know the thrill of publication, how cool. Jump into the poultry world you'll love it just don't get a rooster. You don't need one and they make noise - too much for the suburbs.

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  3. That's awesome!! I have three backyard chickens myself, and I'm using the deep litter method too! Now if I could just get them to quit bawking so loud when they are going to lay an egg!! Any tips for that???? I'm now following you and would love a followback!! =) Deanna

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    1. Aren't they the noisiest things? I think it just means they're happy and proud of themselves and who wouldn't be?

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  4. How exciting ! One of my favorite magazines! I hope I can persuade you to come check out my Farm Girl Friday Blog Fest and link up: http://fresh-eggs-daily.blogspot.com/2012/09/farm-girl-friday-blog-fest-2.html

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    1. Wow another Chickens reader - cool! Thanks for stopping by. I loved your blog.

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    2. I am featured in the January/February issue! It is very exciting and I know what you mean about feeling famous ! Lisa

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    3. That's so cool I'll be looking for the issue when I go to the feed store. Congrats.

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  5. Congratulations, how exciting to be famous.

    Cheers Pauline

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    1. Thanks Pauline - exciting in fowl circles that is!

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  6. Congratulations. Yes, I knew there was a Chickens magazine and I don't even have chickens. I have had and have the pulmonary granulomas to prove it. Glad you are getting some recognition from your peers.

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    1. Gosh Mary I'm sorry to hear that you have that illness. We always take care when spending any time raking or cleaning out the hen yard or house and hope it will be enough to keep us well.

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  7. Wow, congratulations! I feel like I am famous just by knowing someone famous! Can I be your groupie? Of course first I expect I will have to learn what the deep litter method is. It sounds a lot like my family room floor after the grandkids have been here a while. Will you let us know if we can read it online when it comes out?

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    1. I thought you were already my groupie Mrs. S at least I thought that was you stalking me on facebook. The deep litter meathod also works really well in kitchens and bathrooms, any room of the house really. When it reaches buried alive stage you just get a new house!

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  8. Congratulations! We all have our little areas of interest and it is fun to hear and read of what people are doing in their lives.

    Judy

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    1. That's why we love to read blogs I think - a peek into other people's lives and experiences. I'll bet there's a publication for just about anything. We know that we all like a good chicken quilt, right?

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  9. A brush with poultry fame! Wow, not many people can say that :) Congrats on sharing your fowl enthusiasm with the world, I know your girls and Silent Bob are appreciative of your caring for them so much. Congratulations!

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    1. Thanks Annie, my feathers are fluffed for sure! ;}

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  10. goes to show you...you just never know who is going to read our blogs!
    congrats on the magazine article.

    Maybe I can still pick up a copy! Pat (via FFH)

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    1. I know, isn't the internet amazing and a little scary. The reporter was super nice and the article is really informative.

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  11. Super-Duper site! I am Loving it!! Will come back again, Im taking your feed also, Thanks.
    Grow Your Blog

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