I'm sure many of you chicken or bee keepers are already familiar with Melissa's beautiful website, Tilly's Nest where she shares a wealth of information about chicken and bee keeping. I'm always excited to see a new post come through my inbox.
Her blog is of the highest quality, a joy to read and filled with beautiful photos and tons of valuable information. I knew before even reading it, that this book would be great!
|The bird-watcher in me loves the behavior checklist. I will make copies of this!|
It's incredibly thorough, yet easy to understand.
When the book came in the mail I started reading and I got so enthralled that we were actually late for a dinner date with some friends!
I have several Post-It notes throughout the pages so I can revisit interesting projects check lists, and recipes.
What I love about this book:
1. It's very personal. Melissa uses examples from her family experiences to help the reader understand what to expect from their own flock. She also includes testimony's from several children as to what they love about keeping chickens. I think kids reading this book can really relate to that.
2. I love that it's aimed at children, but incredibly informative. Both adults and kids can learn from this book. It can be read from cover to cover, or it can be used as a reference book to look up things when questions arise.
3. It's just fun! The colorful illustrations, the sidebars filled with interesting facts, the adorable stories, the interactive projects, crafts and recipes...every backyard chicken keeper should have a copy of this book!
The timing of the book's release couldn't have been more perfect. I have a few children in my life who are just starting out with chicks this spring. This will make the perfect Easter present!
To enter to win a copy of the book for yourself, leave a comment below with your e-mail. I'll choose the winner on Thursday, March 19th! Be sure to also check out the list of blogs below. Each one will be holding a giveaway of their own on the date posted, so you have many chances to win! (Contest open to U.S. residents only.)
Tuesday, March 10th:
the garden-roof coop
Wednesday, March 11th:
Thursday, March 12th:
Iron Oak Farm
Monday, March 16th:
Tuesday, March 17th:
Louise's Country Closet
Wednesday, March 18th:
Thursday, March 19th:
The Chicken Chick
Monday, March 23rd
Laughing Crow & Company