The Biggle Book

I have recently purchased a slight, yet wise, book. Published in 1895, The Biggle Poultry Book has advice for farmers, and as Mr. Biggle calls it, those who keep a “village hennery.” (I love that term!) The start of each chapter has a quote from either his wife, Harriet, or Tim, the farm manager, or Tim’s wife. Here’s one: “To me, eggs are like morals – they have no middle ground. If not good, they are bad.” — Harriet

Here’s another saying from Harriet: “In cold weather keep your eyes open and the cracks in the hen house closed.”

I’ll have more from Harriet, Tim and Mr. Biggle in future HenBlogs.

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