I had the opportunity to stay in a bed and breakfast in Hermann this weekend and took off "camping" with my two working Border Collies and my Scottish Deerhound/Borzoi cross, Gulliver. We had a ball with David on the Katy Trail and playing lazily in town.
I am sad to hear that I missed a very well-attended chicken lecture by Bill Ruppert. Did any of you readers go? Apparently there were around 80 people there, I would love to hear from any of you who went. Are you chicken owners? Chicken owner wanna-bes? How did you hear of the lecture?
I got home to a fun surprise in the mail today - the newest issue of Backyard Poultry. This is one of the most popular publications of its kind and I have every issue since it was put back into publication several years ago. If you don't subscribe yet, this is a must-read (or a "must borrow" - a friend of mine has my several years' worth of a collection right now). I do know that the Kirkwood library has just agreed to carry it, in case you have time to browse there.
It is not easily available at news stands so if you would like to subscribe, here is the addy: www.backyardpoultrymag.com. List price is $4.99, a one year subscription is $21.00 and a two year subscription is $35.00. It is published 6 times a year. I highly recommend this magazine, I never can put mine down!