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  • Locally Laid

  • How We Built a Plucky, Industry-Changing Egg Farm - from Scratch
  • By: Lucie B. Amundsen
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119

When Lucie Amundsen had a rare night out with her husband, she never imagined what he'd tell her over dinner - that his dream was to quit his office job (with benefits!) and start a commercial-scale pasture-raised egg farm. His entire agricultural experience consisted of raising five backyard hens, none of whom had yet laid a single egg. To create this pastured poultry ranch, the couple scrambles to acquire nearly 2,000 chickens - all named Lola.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Big facts candy coated

  • By Eleanor B. Hildreth on 01-05-18

Informative and entertaining

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-07-17

Being someone who is now starting out with a very small flock of pastured layers and having processed his first set of 40 pastured broilers this year and looking to start a market garden next year while working a full time non-farming job, this book was exactly what I️ needed to help me realize my goal of starting and maintaining a mini-farm.

Despite not being full of instructional textbook like details (there are other books for that), this book was still full of real life information and experiences that was, to me, worth while the investment of this audio book and led me to go search other literature on topics that I️ had not previously known about.

Where as other similar books of its kind simply show the reader what “to do” and in a boring way, the writer here creatively and humorously describes what “not to do”, as is the case of her learning experience with setting up the farm, and then shows what “to do” as a consequence. I️ thought it was a great teaching tool for me and very entertaining to listen.

I️ think why I️ also like this book and gave it five stars is because I️ really feel like I️ can fully relate with the writer and her husband...me being just like her husband with his somewhat impulsive desire to start a mid-level chicken farm with no farming experience and having a vision, and my wife just like her more cautious, reluctant, not really looking forward to the change and the one that grounds the couple.

Great work