Even if you have no desire to ever own backyard chickens, Chick Days is wonderful fun. After making a case for keeping chickens, Woginrich describes her top ten breeds, and then illustrates the day-to-day development of three varieties of chickens. Professionally photographed, the pictures and layout are easy to follow, fun to look at, and complement the accompanying text perfectly.
Woginrich’s background in web design lends itself well to book design, and the book couldn’t be more informative. Not owning chickens, I have to trust Woginrich knows her stuff. If you are interested in her journey from 20-something urbanite to homesteader try Barnheart: the Incurable Longing for a Farm of One’s Own, where she transitions from farm tenant to owner of Cold Antler Farm. Or, follow her progress on her blog Cold Antler Farm. +1 us on Google+ for reading recommendations all summer! We’d love to hear more about what you are reading too!