✓ New Life Home to RoostAuthor Bob Sheasley – groundhogwalking.co.uk

Home to Roost Each day, Bob Sheasley leaves Lilyfield Farm and heads into the city And each day, he brings along a basket of eggs for his coworkers at The PhiladelphiaInquirer. Depending on the breed of hen, these eggs may be white, green, rose, blue, or as brown as chocolate And they are all deliciously fresh, a taste of the rural way of life that people have enjoyed for millennia New Read Home to Roost [ author ] Bob Sheasley [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – groundhogwalking.co.uk

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  1. The book was a lovely gift from a friend, and it sounded so promising to me as a new and highly enthusiastic keeper of backyard chickens But reading it became a chore, annoying and even discomforting In depth informational forays about the history of chickens are scattered amidst patches of overdone pastoral prose, like food scraps in a dirty chicken yard The book is poorly organized and edited, and the voice is disturbingly inconsistent The factual and historical information about chickens The book was a lovely gift from a friend, and it sounded so promising to me as a new and highly enthusiastic keeper of backyard chickens But reading it became a chore, annoying and even discomforting In depth informational f...

  2. I have to admit I didn t finish this book I really liked the chicken trivia I m a sucker for farm memoirs However, the prose is just way over the top When I started rolling my eyesthan once per page, I put the book down It s just too distracting.

  3. As a chicken hobby farmer, I find chickens most fascinating Layers, broilers, roosters, hens, Wyandottes, Orpingtons, Silkies and , their little lives are farinteresting than the average suburbanite choosing down on chicken nuggets might imagine The story of chickens through the ages as penned by a professional writer and small time chicken farmer seemed right up my alley.Unfortunately, the story meanders, with little rhyme or reason, there is no humor at all, and the tone of the wri As a chicken hobby farmer, I find chickens most fascinating Layers, broilers, roosters, hens, Wyandottes...

  4. A good read about the past, present, and possible future of the chicken and the poultry industry It s informative, engaging, and sometimes hysterically funny I learned A LOT about chickens Be forewarned, it might spoil your current shopping habits both because ofthan you wanted to know about Big Chicken, and because he paints such an enticing picture of what can be when animals get to live like animals And for me, at least it accomplished this goal with minimal preachiness self ri A good read about the past, present, and possible future of the chicken and the poultry industry It s informative, engaging, and sometimes hysterically funny I learned A LOT about chickens Be forewarned, it might spoil your current shopping habits both because ofthan you wanted to know a...

  5. In short, astounding Not only is this a thoroughly researched treatise on chickens, with hundreds of endnotes and a lengthy bibliography, but it is thoroughly readable as well Sheasley adds a human touch that makes each page charming This is far from a dry recitation of facts though the facts he offers, drawn from diverse sources both ancient and modern, are engrossing even for readers such as me who hitherto had only a passing interest in the subject Rather, his book serves as a memoir a In short, astounding Not...

  6. I am researching the backyard coop yes or no I eat eggs, and want to eat good eggs, but what am I in for Most books and other written material on chicks and chickens is designed to move chicks and chickens and sell something chicken in the margins or their own embedded, hyperlinked chicken store Who can tell the truth, while setting the bird in it s historical and current state of affairs Sheasley s book was an eye opening starter Anyone who spends the kind of time and resources he did I am researching the backyard coop yes or no I eat eggs, and want to eat good eggs, but what am I in for Most books and other written material on chicks and chickens is designed to move chicks and chickens and sell something chicken in the margins or their own embedded, hyperlinked chicken store Who can tell the truth, while setting the bird in it s historical and current state of affairs Sheasley s book was an eye opening starter Anyone who spends the kind of time ...

  7. This is a chicken book that covers history, geography, science, religion, philosophy, mythology, medicine, commerce, advertising Also included are smatterings of archaeology and magic, love stories and public transportation Sheasley goes a bit astray at times when waxing poetic, but provides a well written and charming investigation and exposition of the relationship between chickens and humans from earliest times to the present He introduces us to his chickens, his family, and the observant This is a chicken book that covers history, geography, science, religion, philosophy, mythology, medicine, commerce, advertising Also included are smatterings of archaeology and magic, love stories...

  8. This book was a bit schizophrenic first there was straight reporting of all the facts you might ever want to know about chickens and then the fantasy of living just down the garden path from an Italian renaissance man with whom the author had little conversations The imaginary part was a bit forced coming from a journalist who was raised on a farm by practical parents who themselves grew up during the depression The attempts at appreciating the bucolic wonders of farm life fell flat But, sti This book was a bit schizophrenic first there was straight reporting of all the fact...

  9. I enjoyed this thoroughly, partly because I once worked in a History of Science archive and recognized Aldrovandi The author writes knowledgeably and clearly about all sorts of aspects of chicken human interaction I have my f...

  10. I am greatly enad of my flock of backyard chickens, and this gentle meandering history of chicken dom pleased me well It was a trifle emotionally overwrought, and a bit disorganized, but had an insistent drum beat of Love This Chicken that c...