December 9th, 2011 3:45pm 

Weight: 1lbs 2oz  

Height: 9″

I’m such a proud mama to announce that the stork has delivered my beautiful baby hatchling book!  It has been  incubating for quite some time now; I’ve been keeping a close eye on temperature, making sure everyone involved has handled it carefully — luckily I have had the best publisher on the planet (Timber Press) who has adopted this baby as their own and provided everything it has ever needed during its development.

I am so grateful for everyone who has had a part in its creation – from all of the wonderful chicken lovers who shared their gardens, the writers who shared valuable guidance  to the  librarian who let me return books late and everyone who tolerated my insanity during the whole period.

I look forward to sharing this baby with the rest of the world and hope it inspires chicken lovers and gardeners everywhere!