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Fun chicken photos

Hunt and peck

A cold, rainy day enticed me to break through one of my mental blocks and go visit with our fans on facebook. 

Cocky and humbleWinning chicken

I'd been meaning to run a no-holds-barred chicken photo contest, and this seemed like the way to do it.  A cool app makes it possible for anyone to upload images and vote on the results --- you just have to become a fan of Avian Aqua Miser first.

The photo deadline is next Monday and voting ends a week from Friday.  The winner gets a free chicken waterer.  (More details on the contest page.)

Even if you don't have chickens, you'll probably enjoy perusing the entries and voting on your favorite.  And if you need another rainy day activity, I've set Weekend Homesteader: January (which includes an introduction to chickens, along with bread baking, soil testing, and emergency lighting) free on Amazon today.  Happy October!

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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Nice website :). I kinda expected a .pdf download rather than a 'see if you can figure out how to get this.' link. (I am no longer a Microsoft addict.)

I do enjoy reading your website. Nice :).


Comment by Wiz (pen name) Tue Oct 2 10:57:54 2012
Wiz --- I should have put in my usual information about apps for reading kindle ebooks other places than on their proprietary reader. Unfortunately, Amazon doesn't let me make it easier --- I can remove DRM, but not make it possible for folks to simply download a pdf file. :-/
Comment by anna Tue Oct 2 12:15:32 2012

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