"Easterchicks Gone Bad" was the first of 31 articles written by Sheri Dixon for Homestead.org from 2004-2009, all of which are included in this volume.From Homeschooling to Home birth, milking goats to hatching chickens, "Easterchicks Gone Bad" explores and celebrates a simple way of life that really isn't simple at all.The intent of each story is to be informative and per"Easterchicks Gone Bad" was the first of 31 articles written by Sheri Dixon for Homestead.org from 2004-2009, all of which are included in this volume.From Homeschooling to Home birth, milking goats to hatching chickens, "Easterchicks Gone Bad" explores and celebrates a simple way of life that really isn't simple at all.The intent of each story is to be informative and perhaps even educational, but mainly to be entertaining.On milking a goat-"In the movies and the pictures in homesteading books, the Goatherder strolls into the milkhouse early in the morning; birds singing, sun just peeking over the horizon. She is carrying her milkstool and her milking bucket. At the quaint dutch door of the immaculate barn, she calls her goat, who comes daintily dancing into the barn to the sound of distant bells ringing. A rosy glow infuses the milkhouse as the Goatherder gently places her stool next to the goat, who stands still as carved granite with a little goat smile on her face. The milkhouse is filled with the sound of warm fresh milk hissing rythmically into the bucket. After a few peaceful minutes, the Goatherder lifts the bucket and pats the goat on the side. The goat gives an affectionate little "mmmaaa", and dances back out the door, which is quietly shut by clean little mice who wear tiny t shirts (like on Cinderella).This is an accurate portrayal, with the exception of the birds, sun, bells, glow, peace, and smiling well-behaved goat. The little mice really exist, or at least you will be positive that you see them as you careen out of the barn, covered in sweat and mosquito bites, hay in your hair, hair in your milk, milk most everywhere but the bucket, and the sound of laughter (the goat's) ringing in your ears.Actually, these are both correct, depending on the day.On a steamy summer morning, with the flies already biting, the sweat pouring down your nose, your goat clearly not amused, and visions of row upon row of chilled milk gallons at the air-conditioned Walmart, it can be hard.But on a brisk pre-dawn winter morning, with your goat happily munching and your ear resting against her warm furry side, it's so quiet you can hear her tummy gurgling. You glance up at your home, one light on in the kitchen. Your family is inside, still sleeping or just waking up. You can smell the coffee over the good smell of clean healthy livestock and hay.And the little mice in t-shirts smile and wink."...
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Easterchicks Gone Bad Reviews
I was a little concerned when I read through the first, second and then third "article" about "Cutting the Utilical Cord." I almost took the book back to the library without finishing it but I had a couple of weeks to go before it was due back. Fortunately, the articles get better and the humor comes through as you go along. At one time, I thought this was the life for me and I've been somewhat dissatisfied with not having it. After reading this book, I can now see that there's no way that I would have survived any of this. I have all the livestock I can handle with 3 dogs and a cat, thank you. But it's interesting and I applaud people who are able to survive out there in the wilderness and from now on, I'll be satisfied reading about them. I might consider a "weekend on the farm" though as long as come Sunday evening I'm well on my way home to my indoor plumbing and chemically treated water coming out of my plumber installed faucets.
Easterchicks reads like a series of blog posts are "small town paper" articles gathered together as a book. Which if I'm not mistake IS what it is. That's not necessarily a bad thing however if the writing is good, and it was. The book was informative and entertaining. Much like sitting over coffee at the kitchen table or on the front porch with a friend.I won Easterchicks Gone Bad in a Goodreads giveaway. If half stars were available I'd have given it 3 1/2 stars.