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Locally Laid: How We Built a Plucky, Industry-Changing Egg Farm - From Scratch

Autor: Amundsen, Lucie B.

Editorial: Penguin Group

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Locally Laid: How We Built a Plucky, Industry-Changing Egg Farm - From Scratch : When Lucie Amundsen had a rare night out with her husband, she never imagined what he'd tell her over dinner - that his dream was to quit his office job (with benefits!) and start a commercial-scale pasture-raised egg farm. His entire agricultural experience consisted of raising five backyard hens, none of whom had yet laid a single egg.

To create this pastured poultry ranch, the couple scrambles to acquire nearly two thousand chickens - all named Lola. These hens, purchased commercially, arrive bereft of basic chicken-y instincts, such as the evening urge to roost. The newbie farmers also deal with their own shortcomings, making for a failed inspection and intense struggles to keep livestock alive (much less laying) during a brutal winter. But with a heavy dose of humor, they learn to negotiate the highly stressed no-man's-land known as Middle Agriculture. Amundsen sees firsthand how these midsized farms, situated between small-scale operations and mammoth factory farms, are vital to rebuilding America's local food system.

With an unexpected passion for this dubious enterprise, Amundsen shares a messy, wry, and entirely educational story of the unforeseen payoffs (and frequent pitfalls) of one couple's ag adventure - and many, many hours spent wrangling chickens.


Categoría   Sub-Categoría
Tecnología   Food Science
Negocios y Economia   Industries
Biografía y Autobiografía   Personal Memoirs

ISBN 13:9781594634222
ISBN 10:159463422X
Formato:Tapa Dura
Idioma:Inglés
Páginas:336
Tamaño:8.63" l x 5.88" w x 1.14" h
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