Thursday, January 19, 2012

Chickens and Gardens :: Giveaway!

Free-Range Chicken Gardens, from Timber Press

I need this book! At first I was simply attracted to the beautiful cover, because when isn't a Buff Orpington, in a garden, beautiful? Then I was intrigued by the title, because I love my chickens and I love to garden, but lately I have struggled to enjoy both my chickens and a thriving garden. I guess I am admitting I am ready to seek professional help, and I think this book, Free-Range Chicken Gardens, may hold the key to practical solutions for our Bird House Farm.

Also, it all looks so pretty! And inspiring! And pretty!

Timber Press, a publisher in Portland, Oregon, is celebrating the release of their book, Free Range Chicken Gardens, by Jessi Bloom, with a fun contest, where a lucky person will win a complete chicken garden start up kit, including:
~ $50 gift card for chicken feed or supplies from McMurray Hatchery
~ One chicken coop plan from The Garden Coop
~ One lb of organic chicken forage blend and seeds for chicken friendly plants from Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply
~ A copy of Free-Range Chicken Gardens

It looks like an easy, worthwhile contest to enter, and all you have to do is follow this link, to leave your email address on their contest page.

Uh... maybe a chicken in the garden isn't always beautiful! I really do need this book.

I am happy to share this contest information with all of you, and in the interest of being completely honest... Timber Press is sending me a copy of Free-Range Chicken Gardens as a thank you for sharing about the book and contest. I really am looking forward to reading the book and applying what I learn to our own (neglected and hen-pecked garden)... in fact I got so excited about the prospect of reviving the veggie beds, Maria and I bought carrot and spinach seeds! With any luck, by spring, we'll find more than just feathers in our garden beds.


Anonymous said...

The book looks interesting and useful (and it looks like Lady Betty on the cover!). Maybe you could do a review of the book when you get it.

Janece said...

Yay for a free book! I signed up - happy to support my fellow Portlandia folk. ;) Portland is a fabulous chicken-loving town. I'm not at all surprised to see this book coming from here.

Janece said...

PS - I entered!! :)

Natalie, the Chickenblogger said...

Thank you, Janece.

dewatobay said...

I just knew the author's name would be you! SEND SEND the publisher pictures of your chickens, along with a couple of chica posts!

Natalie, the Chickenblogger said...

"Author's name?" Nah... I appreciate the idea, but I get no credit. This was just one of those rare opportunities to try and play in the big leagues.

Lynn said...

What great looking book- Must enter the contest! Thanks for sharing

Anonymous said...

I'd love to read this book - I'm just starting out this spring raising my own heirloom chickens and gardening from heirloom seeds.

Natalie, the Chickenblogger said...

Marci, I think you would appreciate this book. I got to read it last night, and one thing it made me wish is that I was starting from scratch, because it has good ideas for getting started. I've had chickens for some time, and I've read a few books, but this one was fresh enough, interesting enough, and beautiful enough that I think it is a good one to have on hand. Thank you for commenting... it's nice to meet you.