Review / Giveaway – Minnie Rose Lovgreen’s Recipe for Raising Chickens
What is it exactly?
From the website…
"...In 1912, a young English country-woman named Minnie Rose Enefer booked passage on the Titanic, but fortunately then grew restless and sailed on a ship leaving earlier. Eventually she moved to Bainbridge Island, WA, where she married Danish Leo Lovgreen. Together, with their 2 sons, they ran a thriving 170-acre dairy farm on Bainbridge for 30 years.
Minnie Rose, a chicken lover and gifted storyteller, had always wanted to write a book on raising chickens, but was always too busy. Then in Nov., 1974, soon after her 86th birthday, she was diagnosed with cancer. Her friend Nancy Rekow took the ferry into Seattle, appeared in her hospital room with a tape recorder, and said, "Minnie Rose, now we're going to write your book." And they did..."
I’ve recently had the pleasure of reviewing the book by Minnie Rose Lovgreen, Recipe for Raising Chickens! Please read on . . .
Packaging & Presentation
This is a one-of-a-kind book! It is a soft-cover book, present by an Independent Publisher.
Ease of Use
It’s not everyday that I get to blog about my chicken hobby! I have been raising chickens for a year and a half now. It’s a cycle for me. Every spring I get a batch of chicks and raise them until July/August. At that time, I use them for the meat for the winter. All fed organic, and well-loved! They provide me with companionship, eggs, and I use their manure for my garden.
This book was simply amazing. It is written diary-style, and contained so much information that Minnie Rose Lovgreen documented over her time raising her chickens.
I learned a lot about how to raise my chickens, and especially their ‘spirits’!
What is amazing to me is that the information that Minnie Rose Lovgreen noted years ago is still relevant today!
I have a pet chicken named Mary, she is a Bantam Hen. There is a whole section in this book dedicated to Bantam Hens!
Recipe for Raising Chickens explains ways to keep your chickens happy at all times, that way they will provide for you!
- Easy to read
- Helpful for understanding your chickens
- How-to keep your chickens happy
- Provides economical ways of general chicken care
This season I have 9 Rhode Island Red hens that I am raising. From this book, I learned how to make them a perfect nesting box, when and how much to feed them, and how to take care of the extra feed that gets stuck to their feet. I had no idea that there was so much information contained in this book! If you raise chickens now, or are considering it in the future this book is a must-have to start your flock!
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Now . . . on to the GIVEAWAY!
1 of my lucky readers will win Minnie Rose Lovgreen’s Recipe for Raising Chickens for FREE!
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DISCLAIMER: I was not compensated for this post, I received a free sample and wrote my review based off of the sample. The opinions stated above are mine, and mine alone!