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Locally laid [electronic resource] : How We Built a Plucky, Industry-Changing Egg Farm—from Scratch. Lucie B Amundsen.

Amundsen, Lucie B. (Author). Reading, Kate. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781504685788 (sound recording)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (8 audio files) : digital
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: Ashland : Blackstone Audio, Inc., and Buck 50 Productions, LLC, 2016.

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General Note: Unabridged.
Participant or Performer Note: Narrator: Kate Reading.
Summary, etc.: 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...
System Details Note: Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 237722 KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
Biography & Autobiography.
Business.
Sociology.
Genre: Electronic books.

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