In the News

I’ve been fortunate to be able to talk about a life with chickens with reporters, bloggers, television hosts and others, and to share my love and understanding of my animals with people around the world. Here are a few of the highlights so far:

HenCam in the Press

HenCam has been mentioned in articles in the Hobby Farm Magazine, and Backyard Poultry Magazine, and featured in Chickens Magazine. I’ve been in local papers, like the Lexington Journal and the Carlisle Mosquito and also in national media such as Southeast Texas, Live!

Current Science Magazine (which reaches 6 mllion students, teachers and parents) featured a spread on Little Pond Farm and says that it might be “the most famous backyard chicken farm in the world.” (February 26, 2010)

Susan Orlean, staff writer for The New Yorker, mentions the HenCam in an article about chickens titled ”The It Bird” (September 28, 2009).

My books have been reviewed in many papers, including Publisher’s WeeklyThe Washington Post and The LA Times. My love of pie baking has been featured in Women’s Day Magazine. My blog writing was honored when HenBlog won the Country Living Magazine Reader’s Choice Blue Ribbon Blog Award.

HenCam on the Air

Three chickens and I appeared on It’s Me Or the Dog on Animal Planet (January 2011). I showed how to train chickens using a clicker and target stick, and how dog owners can use the same technique on their pets. The episode is titled “The Castle Goes to the Dogs.”

In April, 2010, Coco and I appeared on MARTHA – Martha Stewart’s television show. Martha devoted an entire hour to backyard chickens. A clip from the HenCam was aired, Tillie Lays an Egg was looked at, and I told Martha how I train my chickens to pose for the camera.

I have also appeared on Vicki Croke’s NECN show The Secret Life of Animals, and on local television shows.