Good morning, Intelligent Ladies & Those Who Love them!
You can order a subscription of this magazine at CHICKENS Magazine at Pocketmags
It’s Sunday, time for One Magazine, Two Non-Fiction Books, and Three Novels for and about Intelligent Ladies Who Love Babies. If you missed out on the introductory post in this series or you want to read them all, then hit this link- INTELLIGENT LADIES WHO LOVE BABIES Posts
We’re a nurturing sort. We love to care for helpless creatures and watch them unfold their personalities and grow into braver, stronger, more intelligent beings. So, it’s no wonder we love animals too.
I buy the CHICKENS magazine as soon as it hits the shelf. Not sure if I totally qualify as a Crazy Chicken Lady, but planning my poultry is one way I get through a long, dark January. Chick Days at the local feedstores are only a month away now. I still have my chick brooder supplies from before. I only need to buy new feed.
TWO NON-FICTION BOOKS
Hens are easy to keep and legal to have in your backyard in most neighborhoods. Check your HOA and city ordinances first. There are rules on numbers you can keep and I’ve never heard of roosters being allowed because of the noise. If you ask me, they’re no more annoying than dogs. Nevertheless, be a good neighbor.
If you’ve never kept chickens or it’s been a long time, pick up a good book like this one to get started. Chickens are easy, yes, if you know what you’re doing. They also make wonderful pets, depending on the breed. Get to know your stuff or you’ll waste your money and throw unnecessary fits.
If you’ve had chickens and want to kick it up a notch or you’re a gardener too, check this out.
This book is beautifully illustrated, as well as useful, definitely a cheerful book to read in the wintertime. Turns out the birdies can be extremely helpful to the backyard farmer, which managed a certain way. If you just toss them into your garden, you can expect destruction and really fat hens. Learn the secrets to these happy little helpers.
Okay, I know we’re still nearly a month away from Valentine’s Day, but I couldn’t help it. This cover is so pretty! There’s a cowboy. There’s a baby. Well, you know how I am.
I’m trying to keep it cheerful, because this is a very depressing time of year for me. Nevertheless, I can’t resist a great Historical novel set in World War II. This one includes Intelligent Ladies Who Love Babies and they’re rescuing children in Holland. Very cool indeed.
Yes, this one is a Christmas book and, yes, I am trying to look only forward to Spring, but I’m also working my way through my Belle Calhoune books. She has quite a backlist! In fact, I’m reading and almost ready to review another one. And she has a new one due out in April. Busy girl, and thank goodness.
Do you have any book, magazine, or website recommendations for Intelligent Ladies Who Love Babies? If you’re doing your ‘Chicken Math’ for Spring, I heartily recommend this site- Backyard Chickens
They have a sister site for gardening and, I think, one for other backyard farm animals, like rabbits. Meanwhile, I’m down to two old hens who never lay. They’re pets, so they’ll be on bug patrol in their senior years. But, I am planning to buy new chicks next month. Will keep you posted. They’re so cute and such fun, I’ll be sure to keep you updated when they get here and start peeping.
Hang in there, Spring’s just around the corner!