Friday, February 19, 2010

Chickening Out!




As promised, here's a sneak peek at my forthcoming book on chickens, entitled "Keeping Chickens with Ashley English: All You Need to Know to Care for a Happy, Healthy Flock." I love, love, love this book, and not just because I wrote it. It's such a beautifully presented guide for getting going, and remaining going strong, with "chicken tendering." It's full of hand-holding instruction and delicious recipes developed right here, in my kitchen.

This book, along with its companion in the "Homemade Living" series, "Canning & Preserving with Ashley English: All You Need to Know About Jams, Jellies, Pickles, Chutneys & More", hits bookstore shelves April 6, 2010. Both are available online now for pre-order. Then, in Spring 2011, the next two books in the series, "Home Dairy" and "Keeping Bees" will make their appearance. You'll love them. I guarantee it.

I'm so thrilled to offer these books to you. Not only are they beautiful to look at and chock full of tactile information to guide you, they show a real person who pursued these endeavors, messing up at times, scoring victories at others. It's a relatable, approachable, fully human story. I look forward to sharing it with you.

*The rooster above is Elvis, cradled carefully in the ever-capable hands of my friend Lance Graves. Lance and his wife run a fantastic farm here in the Asheville area, the Double 'G' ranch. They also serve as suppliers of organic chicken feed, among other poultry and animal products. They graciously allowed us to photograph on their property last year and have been helpful in so very many ways.

10 comments:

nicole said...

Yay!

Dawn Schreiner said...

The book is lovely. I'll be getting my copy!

Celia said...

I am SO excited!!!! I can't have chickens where I live....but I will be buying this book and dreaming!! I can't wait!!!!

emilymartha said...

I am so excited to get my first flock - thank you for writing this book. I'm confident it will be an excellent guide!

Carlin Reagan said...

Your page layout is great!

EcoGrrl said...

rock on chica! i just found out my next door neighbors are getting chickens so i can live vicariously through them (personally, my rottweiler would think it was the best dinner ever if they were in our yard, haha), can't wait to see your book on the shelves - powells needs you!!!

What Possessed Me said...

Looks so beautiful, my dear. Can't wait to get my little grubby hands on a copy.

P.S. Do you think Elvis wants to come visit me?

ROC said...

Great layout!!! Looking forward to both books.

Right now, I am living vicariously through a family friend; she just got two hens, Bella and Stella, and a rooster, Randy.

Emily said...

So excited to see the actual book - it looks wonderful!

Kerry said...

I just read a preview copy my mom picked up at a library conference--such a great resource! Especially since I have a new flock of hens in a brooder in my livingroom :-)