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by Lauren Scheuer

eBook Once Upon a Flock: Life with My Soulful Chickens epub
  • ISBN: 1451698704
  • Author: Lauren Scheuer
  • Genre: Hobbies
  • Subcategory: Pets & Animal Care
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Atria Books; 1st Printing edition (March 19, 2013)
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • ePUB size: 1709 kb
  • FB2 size 1184 kb
  • Formats mbr azw rtf azw


Once Upon a Flock book.

Once Upon a Flock book. This delightful memoir about life with a spirited, sometimes reckless flock of backyard chickens-inspired by the author’s popular blog, Scratch and Peck -includes color photographs and imaginative illustrations throughout. When longtime illustrator and lover of power tools Lauren Scheuer was looking for a project, she got the idea to raise backyard chickens.

Lauren to act as a chicken midwife of sorts, Lauren hatches a chick in her home.

The flock includes Hatsy, the little dynamo; Lil’White, the deranged and twisted Buff Orpington; Pigeon, the fixer-upper chicken; and Lucy, the special-needs hen who bonds with Lauren and becomes a fast friend. Lauren to act as a chicken midwife of sorts, Lauren hatches a chick in her home. And when Lucy’s best friend Hatsy falls ill, Lauren finds an unlikely friend for Lucy in a chicken named Pigeon, who requires an emergency bath and blow-dry.

Once Upon a Flock has a clear message: Chickens are people, too. They form bonds, have spats, make new friends and even fall in love. Prepare to be charmed and even moved by the story of these birds, so much so, you might find yourself the proud owner of a couple of chicks. Tamara Staples, author of The Fairest Fowl and The Magnificent Chicken ). About the Author. Lauren Scheuer writes the popular blog Scratch and Peck. A UCLA graduate and freelance illustrator, she lives in Massachusetts with her family and her chickens. You can find out more at LaurenScheuer.

This delightful memoir about life with a spirited, sometimes reckless flock of backyard chickens inspired by the author s popular blog, Scratch and Peck includes color photographs and imaginative illustrations throughout.

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Author Lauren Scheuer Publisher Atria Books Publication Date 2013-03-19 Section New Hardcover - Biography. Type New Format Hardcover ISBN 9781451698701. This charming story of Lauren’s life with her quirky flock is filled with moments of humor and heartbreak: When Lucy is afflicted with a neurological disease, Lauren builds Lucy a special-needs coop. When Lucy’s nesting instinct leads Lauren to act as a chicken midwife of sorts, Lauren hatches a chick in her home.

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Chickens would bring my yard back to life. I hadn’t really discussed the chicken plan with my family. We’re not the family-meeting type.

1. Backyard Makeover. Chickens would bring my yard back to life. But since so much evidence had accumulated, it was certainly not a secret, and I felt that if they had any concerns, they could attempt to discuss them with me.

This delightful memoir about life with a spirited, sometimes reckless flock of backyard chickens-inspired by the .

This delightful memoir about life with a spirited, sometimes reckless flock of backyard chickens-inspired by the author's popular blog, "Scratch and Peck"-includes color photographs and imaginative illustrations throughout.

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You are here Home Smallholding Books Poultry Once Upon A Flock: Life with My Soulful Chickens. I would get my own flock of wonderful birds, and my family would come skipping out into the sunlight to enjoy them with me. When Lauren Scheuer decided to raise backyard chickens she never expected the adventures that followed or the extent to which she would fall in love with them. Scheuer s chickens, with their colourfully individual personalities, friendships and rivalries, star in this charming story filled with quirky humour and occasional heartbreak.

This delightful memoir about life with a spirited, sometimes reckless flock of backyard chickens—inspired by the author’s popular blog, “Scratch and Peck”—includes color photographs and imaginative illustrations throughout.When longtime illustrator and lover of power tools Lauren Scheuer was looking for a project, she got the idea to raise backyard chickens. Her husband and teenage daughter looked on incredulously as coop sketches and chicken-raising books filled their New England home. But when the chicks arrived, the whole family fell in love with the bundles of fluff and the wild adventures began. Once Upon a Flock: Life with My Soulful Chickens stars Scheuer’s backyard chickens—with their big personalities, friendships, rivalries, and secrets—and the flock’s guardian, Marky the terrier. The flock includes Hatsy, the little dynamo; Lil’White, the deranged and twisted Buff Orpington; Pigeon, the fixer-upper chicken; and Lucy, the special-needs hen who bonds with Lauren and becomes a fast friend. This charming story of Lauren’s life with her quirky flock is filled with moments of humor and heartbreak: When Lucy is afflicted with a neurological disease, Lauren builds Lucy a special-needs coop. When Lucy’s nesting instinct leads Lauren to act as a chicken midwife of sorts, Lauren hatches a chick in her home. And when Lucy’s best friend Hatsy falls ill, Lauren finds an unlikely friend for Lucy in a chicken named Pigeon, who requires an emergency bath and blow-dry. Enthusiastically immersing herself in the world of her flock, Lauren discovers that love, loss, passion, and resilience are not only parts of the human experience, but of the chicken experience as well. Throughout it all, Lauren documents the laughter and drama of her flock’s adventures with her own whimsical photos and illustrations. At once humorous, poignant, and informative, Once Upon a Flock is a feathered tale like no other.
Comments: (7)
Saimath
When you have an author that truly touches your soul, there are always mixed feelings when a new book or blog post arrives. "Hooray!" is the first reaction, followed by the tiniest bit of anxiety that we've built up this person's work so highly in our heads that the reality couldn't possibly be all that we are hoping.

Lauren's blog, Scratch and Peck, is such a huge favorite with me that I had some of those feelings when learning she was releasing a book. I love her blog format, which mixes photographs, illustrations, and text in the perfect ratios to tell her story sweetly, clearly, and with a hint of magic. Surely in this day of low publishing budgets, she wouldn't be able to write a book that includes color illustrations and photographs on every page? How would she tell her story in just the right way if publishing constraints made her change what is so magical about her format?

I needn't have worried. Upon receiving Once Upon a Flock in the mail (I had it pre-ordered!) I flipped through right away and was overjoyed to see the same type of beautiful illustrations mixed with photographs that you see on her blog. Lauren writes for a paragraph or so, then uses her sweet, soulful illustrations to enhance the stories she's telling about her life, her chickens, and her dog Marky.

If you're unsure of what to expect from Lauren's style, you can check out her blog Scratch and Peck. While there is a tiny bit of overlap between the stories she shares on her blog and the story found in the book, the book felt like an entirely fresh experience (and I have read every post on the blog).

I can't overstate how much I enjoyed reading this. I own chickens myself, so a lot of the stories she shared are ones that I could relate to. Lauren's storytelling abilities and illustrations seem to elevate even ordinary happenings into more meaningful experiences. While reading, I found myself more appreciative of all of the small pleasures in my own everyday life. If you're a fan of chickens, or a fan of Lauren's blog, I would absolutely recommend you pick up this book right away. I enjoyed it so much that I've purchased a second copy to give to a friend who's about to get her own backyard flock.
Tygrafym
While reading this book, I fell in love with every single one of the characters, human and animal. Such a loving and touching account of living with a flock of chickens.
Yes, chickens are people too, and anyone who ever owned or owns a flock of backyard chickens, knows what we're talking about. Chickens form friendships, they are loving, mean, jealous, curious, smart, hilarious and once you own them, you can't be without. I'm a proud chicken mama since 1991 and I'll never, ever be without those lovable birds and suppliers of tasty eggs.
Lauren is someone you want to meet, because the book makes you think - rightly so - that she is a very kind, loving and humorous soul, being able to write a story like that. I met Lauren in Austin during an event of the Backyard Chicken Meetup Group and she's every bit as personable as I thought she would be.
The illustrations and photographs in the book are priceless. I love them so much. And I really, really hope there will be more books written by Lauren and her chickens.
Whitecaster
My 8-year old picked up this book from the library. She liked it so much that she begged me for a copy, and I think she is on her 4th time reading it. She feels like she is friends with all of Lauren's chickens and frequently spouts off facts about them or new things she has learned about chicken tending. Haha! I don't think this was meant to be a children's book, but it definitely scored at our house.
Unirtay
I paid a bit more to get the hardcover than the kindle version. I felt like the artwork of the author would be displayed better. I was right. The book almost reads as if it was the author's journal with doodles in between the margins. Her mix of drawings and photographs complimented the prose perfectly. My husband could care less about chickens, but even he liked this book and I had him giggling when I would read passages out loud to him! We really enjoyed hearing about the antics of Marky the terrier. I could clearly hear the author's love, humor, and wonder at nature come through. I felt like she was a very warm-hearted person. I intend to eat and not name my chickens, but I fell in love with hers!
Ynneig
I found Lauren's blog before I knew this book was on the way, so I was familiar with her sweet chickens before I even had the opportunity to read this book. If I didn't have my own backyard flock - so unique and full of personality - and felt so able to relate to every word she's written, I would still have adored it. This wonderful, heart-warming book is for people who love their pets, whichever species those pets happen to be. Lauren's caring, creative spirit is evident right from the start, as is the wonderful creatures her chickens are, in photo or illustration (her illustrations are not to be missed).

I really can't recommend this book enough. It's a feel-good story about the crazy things we chicken people do for our birds, how we obsess and worry and how easily they capture our hearts.

I hope this book gets all the attention it deserves; it's obvious that the author put a lot of herself into each page. If you haven't been following her blog - scratchandpeck. blogspot. com - you should check it out. It's one of my favorite bookmarks. :)
tref
I absolutely loved this book. So much so, that I chose it as my selection for our community book club...and everybody in the club loved it, also. As a matter of fact, everyone that I've shared my copy with has loved it. It is such a sweet, heartfelt story of a woman and her journey into raising chickens--complete with funny antics, helpful information, touching stories about some of her "special" chickens and how she accommodates them, and even a few sad moments that brought tears to my eyes--both times that I read it. One warning though...if you don't already have chickens (and you don't have to in order to love this book) you will definitely want them after reading it.
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