• Don’t Be Chicken, Ask a Question!

    Please join me at the Santa Fe Farmers’ Market tonight at 7pm. After the a short film about bees and a longer flick, Mad City Chickens, I’ll be talking briefly and fielding questions about my adventures in backyard chickendom. For many years Melissa and I have owned various flocks of chickens, turkeys, and Guinea hens. Although neither one of us is an expert, we’ve eaten thousands of our homegrown eggs, and harvested some of the birds for meat.


    Raising chickens isn’t what it’s cracked up to be. It’s not a hassle and not just for farmers with bibs, overalls and rubber boots for walking through the bird dung. Chickens take very little time and energy, the poops really not much of a problem (you can wear tennis shoes) and our birds have always provided incredible eggs, delicious meat, and nitrogen-rich excrement (which sounds better than poop or dung or scatterings and crap). Our chickens don’t have names but they provide more than a few funny stories! Come down to the film screening and ask a chicken question or two or type your favorite why’d the chicken cross the road joke here:


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The final frontier.

These are the musings of an engaging enterprise.
Its thirty-year mission:

To create a greener planet.

To seek a better life in our lumbering civilization, and

to slowly go where we are all are headed anyway.


Is an unproven system for generating wide-spread sustainability.

it asks for 10 minutes a day for a year. At the end of the year, it asks for 10 more.

So in the second year, you spend just 20 minutes a day, in the third year, 30 minutes.

If you keep up this pattern, 27 years later you spend over 4 hours per day being extremely green.

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Describe your attempts At a sustainable life.