i had been growing vegetables for a couple of years before i started seriously looking into keeping chickens. it was around the same time that i was also started looking into backyard beekeeping. it seemed like a natural progression. well, to me it did. but to others... let's just say i got some looks.
"you can't have chickens in a downtown backyard", co-workers would tell me.
"well, good luck with that", my father said.
and then one day while stumbling around the bookstore, i came across Novella Carpenter's Farm City: the education of an urban farmer.
Novella reassured me that i wasn't as crazy as people were making me out to be. her book has become my unofficial bible to all things farm related.
enjoy this video. she's so rad.
PS - the bees are on hold for now.