The Way of the Hen

The Way of the Hen : Zen and the Art of Raising Chickens

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Susan Orlean once wrote raising chickens was a "do-it-yourself hobby at a moment when doing things yourself was newly appreciated as a declaration of self-sufficiency, a celebration of hand-work, a push-back from a numbing and disconnected big-box life." Many of us long for a renewed connection with the earth and greater control over our food. One might even say we long for a more Zen existence. Chickens, in their simple scratches and pecks, call us back to our true nature. "The Way of the Hen "explores the entertaining, rewarding, and--yes--enlightening art of raising chickens in an urban or suburban backyard. It examines why keeping chickens has become so popular as it addresses environmental issues, the locovore movement, and a shift in the way we want to live. How to fit hen-keeping into a busy lifestyle? Find out in "The Way of the Hen."
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Product details

  • Hardback | 144 pages
  • 136.65 x 201.17 x 17.27mm | 263.08g
  • Globe Pequot Press
  • Old Saybrook, United States
  • English
  • 0762773677
  • 9780762773671
  • 790,093

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"the Way of the Hen" explores the rewarding, entertaining and enlightening art of keeping chickens in an urban or suburban backyard. Chickens slow us down and ground us. This book demonstrates how raising chickens can be fitted into a busy lifestyle, and why doing so helps keep us sane and focused on
the simpler joys of life.
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About Clea Danaan

Clea Danaan lives with her husband, two children, two cats, four sweet chickens, and suburban organic garden. She is a Reiki master who left her healing career to devote time to her children and her writing career.
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