Through this website I am connected to a world of like-minded chicken friends. I’m not one of those people who bemoan the collapse of community because of technology.  At least in my life, it has broadened my circle to encompass the globe. (Anyway, let’s save that on-going argument for others.) But, it is true that email and websites aren’t the same as meeting in person, so I schedule events at which I can do just that.

Today I’ll be at a Fern’s Country Store, in the center of my little town (it’s the only store!) to sign copies of Tillie Lays an Egg. I’ll be there for 2 hours this afternoon from 2 to 4 pm with a number of other authors from town for this event. The owners of the store noticed how many people in Carlisle are writers, and thought that a book signing would be a nice Sunday afternoon community event. I agree! If you’re anywhere nearby, do stop in and say hello. There will be plenty of time to talk about chickens and writing.

I’m giving a Chicken Keeping Workshop here at my home in Carlisle on September 22. A few spaces remain. It’s easy to sign-up on my Events page.

On October 3, I’ll be in Somerville, MA to give a talk about Urban Chicken Keeping. If you’ve been thinking about keeping chickens in a small backyard, this is the program for you!

If you have or know of a venue that would like to book an event with me, please get in touch via email. I look forward to meeting you on the ‘net or in person!


  1. I live in Pa, so one of these days I want to sign up for one of your workshops… :)

    • I’ve had someone drive up from NJ (hi, Sara!) and another woman extended her business trip to Boston with a workshop here, so you never know :)

  2. Yep..nice, if long, day trip and totally worth it! I got to hold Buffy and one of the Polish and wave to Candy(the queen disapproves petting). That and the rosemary cookies and, of course, meeting Terry and Steve made it a great day. And I learned a lot!

  3. Yes, maybe someday. I’d sign up in a hearbeat (and drag the husband along too), but it’s hard for me to get around lately. I feel like your chickens are an extension of mine – or vice versa. I hope the workshop goes wonderfully!