Giveaway!Minnie Rose Lovgreen’s Recipe for Raising Chickens
“The main thing is to keep them happy” (that must apply to more beings than just chickens, eh?)
The resurgence in producing one’s own food can’t be complete without instructions on how to raise chickens. We’ve got a pot of gold in a teeny book written by English-born Minnie Rose Lovgreen for those who’ve been having thoughts about walking into the backyard to collect fresh eggs.
In one of those remarkable twists of fate, young Minnie Rose was scheduled to sail across the Atlantic Ocean on the Titanic in 1912, but she grew restless when the ship wasn’t ready to sail, and she hopped on another boat. She moved to Bainbridge Island, near Seattle, in 1920 where she married Danish-born Leo Lovgreen, had a family and raised lots of chickens on what grew to become a thriving 170 acre dairy farm for 30 years.
Minnie Rose became a published author at the age of 86 when wanting to record her success in raising chickens she dictated the words for this book into a tape recorder. Though Minnie died in 1975, her practical advice lives on in this slim 30-page handwritten book.
“Reading the book is like sitting across the table from Minnie over a cup of tea”. Her no-nonsense advice is charmingly delivered.
We only have ONE precious copy of this tiny tome to give away. Get your bid in NOW! Here’s how:
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3. Eggs are a miraculous food (read our article about that here). The amino acid profile - perfect, the versatility - unmatched. Tell us in 20 words or less what you love about eggs. Leave a comment to this blog post with your response.
4. Contest ends at 5pm on July 8th . Yup. The chicken and egg game is on! Check your email on July 9th. The winner will be chosen by random.org. If you don’t respond to your “winner” email within 24 hours, we will choose a new winner.