Saturday, April 9, 2011

Need Something To Do Saturday?

Posted By on Sat, Apr 9, 2011 at 8:00 AM

There was once a time when the only chance you had of being awakened by the sound of a rooster crowing was if you were spending a long weekend on a real live farm. You know ... a place with animals bigger than the people who live there, and edible things that grow from the ground. It's where everyone gets up so early, they probably wake the roosters.

Oh, how the times have changed. Now there's a chance that even in your subdivision, your neighbors have a flock of little chickadees chirping away at morning's first light. And you can't take issue with the fact that the birds wake you up or with the aroma in the air, because by raising chickens, your neighbors are environmentally friendly and "green." So what do you do?

Embrace it. Maybe work out a deal to get some of the eggs those fowl produce for your own family. And read The Backyard Chicken Fight by local author and humor columnist Gretchen Anderson. Who knows? By the time you're done reading, you might decide that chickens of your own are eggs-actly what you need.

Anderson will be signing copies of her book at two Zamzows locations today. She will be at the Fairview Avenue location from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., and at the Overland Road location from 2-4 p.m. The book will be available for purchase at the signings or you can get it online at

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