Friday, February 27, 2009

Chillin' With the Peeps



These are from a photo shoot done this week for the chapters in the "Raising Chickens" book on incubating, hatching, and raising chicks. It was a pretty magical day. A chick even pipped its way out "for us", as though on cue. The setting was the gorgeous Double G Ranch, stewarded by the imminently gracious and hospitable Lance and Valerie Graves. If you're in the Asheville area and are looking for organic feed or chickens raised organically, give them a call. They'll hook you up. They've also got a host of adorable pygmy goats, horses, and pigs, which although not for sale, are worth the trip out to their place alone. BABY PYGMY GOATS! If you're looking for the cute threshold, look no further. 

I've got to tell you, folks, the photos for the book are truly stellar. Lynn Harty is an immense talent. She's doing both of the first two books in the series and is the sort of photographer that, even if you are the type of person who only gets up close and personal with chickens and vegetables when they served to you by a waiter, will have you ordering chicks and mason jars faster than you can say "Buff Orphington." She's a treat, and I'm lucky to have been paired up with her. 

*Images by Lynn Harty courtesty of Lark Books

18 comments:

nicole said...

it's so exciting to see your books (just like that little chick) just about to break out of their shells.

Anonymous said...

The chicks remind me of when we first moved on the farm and stareted getting all our critter's.I can't belive how long it's been !The pictures are soooo gooood. I can almost hear them Beeping or is it chipping maybe chepping?Whatever you know the drill! MOM

Emily said...

There is something so magical about watching a chick emerge from its shell. The photos are truly tremendous!

Anonymous said...

Is the book out?

Anonymous said...

love the peeps! I am really looking forward to the BOOK!

ashley english said...

Hi all. The book won't actually be out in print until March/April 2010. I'm done on my end, and now all the post-production aspects of publishing are happening, like editing, illustrating, photography, and styling, not to mention printing. Until I became an author, I never realized just how much work goes into crafting a book! It's an incredibly symbiotic process.

The Non-Consumer Advocate said...

I just took a quick look through your blog at the suggestion of your husband, and it's great!

I always joke that "keeping up with the Joneses" here in Portland, Oregon involves having a chicken coop and an obsession with knitting.

I look forward to spending more time looking through earlier posts.

Katy Wolk-Stanley

Designers' Brew said...

what an interesting topic to write about! I will have to send my uncle and aunt a link to your blog, they live down in southwest VA and are really interested in self-reliant living and home-raised food.

Sarah said...

stunning photos, can't wait for the book!
also i had something funny to say about kefir but lost it.

P said...

Oh my God, I'm about to pass out. And you know why. Baby chickens AND baby pygmy goats! It's almost too much for one post.

Bonner said...

I absolutely love the top photo of you with the chick. It sums up for me the immediacy and intimacy of the lifestyle you are promoting with Small Measure, the face-to-faceness of it.

Anonymous said...

[b][url=http://www.discountlouisvuittonoutlet.co.uk/]louis vuitton handbags[/url][/b] Categorize the extension cords. You'll find weighty obligation extension cords which have been basically significant mainly because of the thickness on the cable and you can also find lighter in weight types which are designed of thinner cables and fewer significant sockets. Based upon the types in the extension cords, decide in which you will retailer them.

[b][url=http://www.saleuggbootsstore.co.uk/]ugg boots uk cheap[/url][/b] When handling dental amalgamators dental hygienists really need to retain large benchmarks of cleanliness to make sure that there's no contamination. Research finished about the use of mercury on amalgamators have concluded that contaminated gadgets should really be disposed of immediately because they become environmentally hazardous when they start to emit any amount of mercury vapor. These disposal minimizes the danger of exposing clients to hazardous mercury residues which could lead to infections..
Inflammatory joints could even more lead to joint decay and back again discomfort. Muscle imbalances may be the causes for number of muscles, metabolic and postural dysfunctions and syndromes. Studies have proved that a really high portion of folks with back again discomfort undergo due to restricted muscles or muscle mass imbalances.

[b][url=http://www.salelouisvuittonbagsus.com/]louis vuitton bags[/url][/b] For example, when you see a purse you really want along with the seller says its $100 and you simply know that preposterous, you request for the lower cost. Originally the seller will shake their head and say the next price compared to the one particular you brought up. Next, you have got to walk away and convey to them you sorry, however , you are unable to afford to pay for it.
Louis Vuitton Stephen Sprouse Damier Azur Canvas NeverfullLouis Vuitton Neverfull never ever fails to steal manner ladies' attention. This Louis Vuitton Stephen Sprouse Damier Azur Canvas Neverfull is even more eye-catching. This Louis Vuitton Stephen Sprouse Damier Azur Canvas Neverfull is all the more eye-catching.

[b][url=http://www.discountlouisvuittonoutlet.co.uk/]www.discountlouisvuittonoutlet.co.uk[/url][/b] Woods are a typical element of every bag. PowerEdge sets consist of a couple more woods than what a traditional set would. They have taken out the lengthier irons, which are more challenging to hit, and replaced them with larger woods. Shift now to take into account nonverbal variety. Amateur speakers cling for the podium pricey everyday living, whilst completed presenters move absent from the fastened position--and remain in movement. As for gestures, use videotape to discover whether or not you are caught that has a habitual movement that may grow to be bothersome.

Anonymous said...

[url=http://www.heathmillerjersey.net/]Heath Miller Black Jersey[/url]

If you don't know what you're selling, how you are different, or have a clear direction on your current prospect needs, then you aren't ready to attend any events yetTry attending obedience classes with your dog As a male with cats, I have found that my pets are great chick magnets

[url=http://www.johnelwayjersey.net/]John Elway Broncos Jersey[/url]

The physical discomforts are trying to get your attention - Pay attention to a greater dis-ease within For instance, the priest as manager and administrator may have to work with wide range of personality types You are a good person and no one is blaming you for the financial situation you find yourself in

[url=http://www.officialtexanspros.com/]Texan JJ Watt Jersey[/url]

Anonymous said...

[b][url=http://www.cheapuggbootsukwebsite.co.uk/]ugg boots clearance[/url][/b] Incentivise - Be prepared to incentivise ideas. One example is, offer fifty percent of any cost savings built to your team's preferred charity. Or utilize the resources to try and do a team night time out, weekend away or possibly a five star holiday getaway to the man or woman using the ideal ideas! Be generous with what you present up however - you don't need to give absent the many cash saved, but it surely has to be considerable good enough to receive people today to imagine diversely..

[b][url=http://www.uggsunitedkingdom.co.uk/]www.uggsunitedkingdom.co.uk[/url][/b] six. It's a Marathon, not a Sprint De-cluttering your space is usually a practice, not an endpoint. Lots of of people established ourselves up for disappointment thinking that at the time we make that massive force our room will remain organized and pristine only to find getting awash in outdated clutter and behavior once more 6 months later.

[b][url=http://www.cheapuggbootsukwebsite.co.uk/]cheap ugg boots[/url][/b] Working with the internet website to be a device is probably the easy strategy for obtaining auto income studies. There are numerous third bash automotive websites like Carsoup and Autotrader that present the average customer with car or truck sales data. Their duty will be to exploration on new cars and trucks and properly tell probable buyers on all the diverse features regarding the purchase of the new motorized vehicle.

[b][url=http://www.cheapuggbootsonlinesales.co.uk/]www.cheapuggbootsonlinesales.co.uk[/url][/b] Gucci Handbags is known for the performance. With no much more terms, its transcendent temperament proves anything. Most aspect generously padded shoulder straps and several also have a very belt for stabilizing the load at your waist. When you get hold of these kinds of as me personally, you might be undoubtedly gonna utilize the splendor which incorporates these kinds of reproduction furthermore to low-priced totes. If you are looking regarding affluence additionally to high-class inside the purse, Article assure you, Gucci builders purses tend to be things you involve. Gucci totes would be the aspiration purse than a woman these as me personally would operate with to improve your girlfriend means of life simply because these kind of reproduction purses are created to examine amazing.

[b][url=http://www.uggsunitedkingdom.co.uk/]uggs uk[/url][/b] I have a preference for designer bags. Do lunch without having plenty of time. Receive some scoops. You've got to be mindful when purchasing merchandise from any of such suppliers as they may not always give you aggressive costs but only use "close-out" to acquire more prospective consumers. Due to this it is significant to comparison store to find the finest offers accessible. You might be amazed to find out cost-effective selling prices at a retailer who is offering discount price levels all through sale periods..

Anonymous said...

Moncler Outlet a large number of The Su Hongye in Chongqing something, can not return in,[url=http://www.giubbotti-moncleroutlet.com/]moncler outlet[/url] wrote that the daughter decide, as long as she said [url=http://www.giubbotti-moncleroutlet.com/]moncler outlet[/url] the research. the foreign flavor of the new individuals are very against [url=http://www.giubbotti-moncleroutlet.com/]moncler coats[/url] that old pick auspicious day for marriage, advocates pick ocean life. the most unfavorable marriage Gregorian calendar in May, the Gregorian calendar in June is better marriage, but they are already engaged in June, the so extended to early September wedding. It is said an excessive amount of attention to date,Monday 23 is a good day for marriage, especially on Wednesday; 4,561 days like a bad day, as a result they pick on Wednesday smiles: should have been that guy to leave Yuen Long Cao tricks. Mei smiles: short, you hate the ecu students, pattern names up. Chosen to get married that Moncler Outlet Wednesday, the weather is like summer, hot interest. The way I needed, Jiao days Fortunately, today I did not do groom. The church was air-conditioned, Ts wearing a black wool dress, too busy sweating, I believe he white collar having a ring, to obtain another yellow sweat soaked and soft. I afraid the entire of his plump body In Khan, the way the candle into a pool of oil. Miss Su can also be tight ugly. line up at the wedding, the bride and groom smiling face, no expression of Ku Buchu, all unlike the dry wedding, but rather no, this is not on the scaffold, is a, is, like Moncler Boots a public place of pickpockets signs with punishing those hardened criminals in the face. I happen to think that I own marriage ceremony, under those a large number of Kui Kui also like to be inevitable cracked pickpockets. That helped me realize the type of joyful, smiling faces of happy wedding pictures were never taken to. find! Great find! I am interested in would be to see how you prefer her the same day. avoided her not to see, just say a few words with Miss Tang - chien hop heavy heart that, like truck unloading the parcel the following smash gravitropic only strange Xinmei will not hear - was a bridesmaid your day, saw me and Moncler Scarf inquired about to not fight, said the ceremony complete line, we sprinkle colored paper Fou new body, when, in support of I won't have hands, afraid that I take the chance to throw hand grenades, nitrate sulfuric acid spill. She asked me in the future plans, I informed her to go Sanlv University. I think she might not wish to hear your name, so I didn't mention a thing you.

more information you can go to http://www.giubbotti-moncleroutlet.com

[url=http://www.giubbotti-moncleroutlet.com/]monclet clothing[/url]
[url=http://www.giubbotti-moncleroutlet.com/]moncler branson[/url]
[url=http://www.giubbotti-moncleroutlet.com/]monclear[/url]
[url=http://www.giubbotti-moncleroutlet.com/]moncler outlet uk[/url]
[url=http://www.giubbotti-moncleroutlet.com/]moncler daunenjacke[/url]
[url=http://www.giubbotti-moncleroutlet.com/]moncler outlet[/url]
[url=http://www.giubbotti-moncleroutlet.com/]moncler gui[/url]
[url=http://www.giubbotti-moncleroutlet.com/]buy moncler[/url]
[url=http://www.giubbotti-moncleroutlet.com/]moncler darlan[/url]
[url=http://www.giubbotti-moncleroutlet.com/]moncler parka[/url]
[url=http://www.giubbotti-moncleroutlet.com/]shop moncler[/url]
[url=http://www.giubbotti-moncleroutlet.com/]moncler westen[/url]

Anonymous said...

Vendita Line Polo Moncler Vendita Line Polo Moncler , mX3lxFlDDe
Polo Moncler Uomo 2011 Polo Moncler Uomo 2011 , ZmBS0lLz8dX
Moncler Tipped Polo Moncler Tipped Polo , iHduY5wOFs
Polo Moncler Shirts Polo Moncler Shirts , YmM2AnByzA
Polo Estive Moncler Polo Estive Moncler , aVbkPlXDp
Riconoscere Polo Moncler False Riconoscere Polo Moncler False , AmJXmRreV
Polo Moncler Prix Polo Moncler Prix , vYpf1VrQPq
Riconoscere Polo Moncler Originali Riconoscere Polo Moncler Originali , AvYHsAgbQ.
Moncler Polo Nederland Moncler Polo Nederland , JwILoYzoJ
Maglietta Polo Moncler Maglietta Polo Moncler , eYvr5TeOWv
Polo Moncler Uomo Manica Lunga Polo Moncler Uomo Manica Lunga , RdQVzApuP.

Anonymous said...

Veste Moncler Sale Veste Moncler Sale , dU5xdArZYe
Veste Moncler Ebay Veste Moncler Ebay , XqRQ1hCw0kJ
Reconnaitre Veste Moncler Reconnaitre Veste Moncler , pKkbB0yQPm
Prix D'une Veste Moncler Prix D'une Veste Moncler , GaB2FpPfmE
Veste Moncler Outlet Veste Moncler Outlet , gUsmBbSEu
Veste Moncler Prix Neuf Veste Moncler Prix Neuf , QzCBrXucP
Veste Moncler Montgenevre Veste Moncler Montgenevre , uAxn7CiROa
Le Prix D'une Veste Moncler Le Prix D'une Veste Moncler , VsEAmWzvC.
Int茅rieur Veste Moncler Int茅rieur Veste Moncler , UrXAlSzyT
Veste Moncler Homme Pas Cher Veste Moncler Homme Pas Cher , xIlo1OxNAx
Veste Moncler Gen猫ve Veste Moncler Gen猫ve , TcFOpJdoK.

Anonymous said...

[b][url=http://www.lovelouisvuittonbags.co.uk/]louis vuitton bags[/url][/b] It really is recognized to everything chic forms of totes, most appreciably should really they fashionable purses which might be exceptionally alluring to obtain nevertheless they you shouldn't in shape your routine. Nonetheless this certain frame of mind isn a very good approach to deliver types private costume is apparently get noticed. Employing about the most popular fashion is simply not ample to aid you be gloss.

[b][url=http://www.louisvuittonwalletsmarket.com/]louis vuitton purses[/url][/b] They're excellent purses and handbags and know they past to get a very long time period. It is actually built of typical monogram cloth with standard cowhide minimize. A little bit structure of these kinds of fusion choice will do exactly fine that you attain the preferred research. The variations in how luminescence is created from energy accounts for the distinction in efficiency. An incandescent bulb delivers illumination by heating a filament right up until it glows, making use of almost all of the strength to provide warmth, and just some to produce luminescence. A gentle emitting diode captures the photons released when electrons change amounts of energy, making pretty much no warmth..

[b][url=http://www.lovelouisvuittonbags.co.uk/]louis vuitton bags[/url][/b] I sorted by means of every one of the lace and trim and place lace in one Ziploc bag and cut in a further. The ribbon roses went in a different. I place all the buttons in a very plastic container with unique compartments by color. As soon as you've discovered all of the essential capabilities that the new relatives place has to accommodate, you are going to desire to begin considering specifics these kinds of as fireplaces, the TVlocation, and household furniture layouts. The primary difficulty with incorporating a fireplace inside a friends and family space is the fact that it competes for a similar space because the Tv. There are various strategies to clear up this problem, with all the obvious one particular being positioning the tv above the hearth.

[b][url=http://www.louisvuittonpursesale.com/]louis vuitton purses[/url][/b] All the Brighton designer handbag route hasn't been on the scene to own an awesome deal of time. Louis Vuitton and in many cases Prada are currently setting up purses regarding approximated at a very important a century or even further. Coach has improved purses in just about 50 a long time considering the Brighton hand bags simply currently being during the market as 1993.

[b][url=http://www.louisvuittonvipstore.co.uk/]louis vuitton uk[/url][/b] Smaller alto's is usually positioned only for rejoice with since the larger sized tote bags are sufficiently sized to journey by means of get alongside one another to generally be ready to gathering missing lacking some exhausted. You are able to also place your present tinier Alto inside your massive a person. In that way a you have every little thing it is best to in front of them at hand with no exception.