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Join the goats for the GlennArt Farm Fall Gathering, October 14!


Come pet a goat! Come feed a goat! Come and see our goats at GlennArt Farm. We are opening the pasture to the public, offering lemonade and some music. We will be selling goat products as well. IF you come early at 8 a.m. you can help milk a goat!!!!

More info here.

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Meet a Chicken at the Wilmette Public Library! Tomorrow Sept 18


Come to the Wilmette Public Library on September 18 from 7 to 8 to meet a chicken and quail! I’ll be doing a kids presentation. For more information and to register, go to the library’s website. The library is at 1242 Wilmette Ave.
Wilmette, Illinois 60091.

Garfield Park Conservatory Harvest Day, Sept. 16, 12-4


Come for Garfield Park Conservatory’s annual Harvest Day celebration!
https://garfieldconservatory.org/event/harvest-day-2/2017-09-16/

Simple and sustainable living is happening all around our busy city. City folk are keeping bees, caring for goats, making compost, and harvesting organic fruits and vegetables to feed their families. Come join us for this celebration of urban pioneer living!

Featuring:

  • Beekeeping demonstrations & honey tasting
  • Live goats and chickens
  • Composting demonstrations
  • Kid’s activities and lawn games
  • Veggie bingo and hay bales
  • Live music and much more!
Suggested $5 donation & members get in FREE!

Oak Park Edible Garden Tour, Saturday 7/29, 9-2 pm


Come out for Oak Park’s Sixth Annual Edible Garden Tour, July 29, from 9 am to 2 pm.
Ticket sales & map pick ups begin at 8 am at Sugar Beet Food Co-op 812 Madison, Oak Park.
 
Home to Roost will be stationed at 640 N Harvey, location 10, which has a nice flock of chickens!
Proceeds of the Edible Garden Tour to benefit Sugar Beet Schoolhouse, a not-for-profit organization that provides opportunities for people to connect with our local food system and to better understand how food choices impact personal health as well as the health of our planet.

Marek’s Disease in Birds from WI flea market


A vet tech colleague just reached out to me with this news:
Just a heads up. Not sure your clients go towards Milwaukee for birds….but I rescued 2 New Hampshire’s that were 10 weeks old. Originally purchased as day old chicks from the 7 Mile Fair/Flea Market. Both I euthanized due to neurologic issues and the necropsies came back positive for Marek’s. The woman who sells them is in the Burlington/Salem, Wisc area. I don’t know who she is except she sells at low class places in mass quantity.
Please be careful where you buy your birds. Swap meets can facilitate the spread of airborne diseases such as Marek’s. Feather dander and fecal matter can also carry pathogens.
It’s best to purchase from reputable sources who practice good biosecurity measures.

Chicken-Keeping Class – June 27, 2017


Interested in keeping chickens? Want to learn more about these fun, feathery friends?

Join me at the Barrington Area Library on Tuesday, June 27, from 7pm to 9pm for a class on chicken care, from choosing your chicks to keeping your adult birds happy and healthy.

Register here.

Fun at the Botanic Garden June 3, 2017!


Bring the kids for family-friendly fun at World Environment Day at the Chicago Botanic Garden on Saturday June 3 from 10 to 4!

Some fun features include cooking demos, hands-on activities, recycling, a farmers’ market stand, and MaryAnn the chicken!