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Author Amundsen, Lucie B., author.

Title Locally laid [sound recording] : how we built a plucky, industry-changing egg farm--from scratch / Lucie B. Amundsen.

Publication Info. [Ashland, Oregon] : Blackstone Audio, Inc., [2016]
2016

Copies

Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Julia Hull DL Book on CD - JHLY-14  CD 636.5 AMU    AVAILABLE
 Manteno PL Audiobook - MNBB-2  CD-BOOK 636.5142 AMU    AVAILABLE
Edition Unabridged.
Description 7 audio discs (8.5 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Playing Time 083000
Description spoken word spw rdacontent
audio s rdamedia
audio disc sd rdacarrier
audio file CD audio rda
Note Compact discs.
Summary How a midwestern family with no agriculture experience went from a few backyard chickens to a full-fledged farm-and discovered why local chicks are betterWhen 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-like 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 mid-sized 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.
Performer Read by Kate Reading.
Subject Locally Laid Egg Company.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Agribusiness.
Poultry farms -- Management.
Poultry -- Housing.
Poultry -- Feeding and feeds.
Eggs -- Production.
Eggs -- Marketing.
Middle West.
Genre/Form Audiobooks.
ISBN 9781504685849
1504685849
Music No. ZEbq49 Blackstone Audiobooks

 
    
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