Monday, July 26, 2010

Minnie Rose Lovgreen's Recipe for Raising Chickens

When I agreed to review this book I wasn’t sure what to expect, but after a few pages, I found the old-style charm to be delightful, not to mention educational.

The first printing of Minnie Rose’s Recipe for Raising Chickens hit the selves in April of 1975 and sold 21,000 copies. Now in it’s 3’rd Edition, this book still holds the quaint and old-fashioned feel of the late, Minnie Rose Lovgreen.

Even if you have no intention of ever raising chickens, Minnie Rose Lovgreen’s Recipe for Raising Chickens is a fun and interesting lesson in all things chicken. For example, did you know chickens “talk” to their unborn chicks? Or that mother hen will pluck out all her breast feathers to keep her babies warm? Chickens really are wonderful mothers!

Recipe for Raising Chickens is a must have for anyone just beginning or even all ready in the midst of trying to raise chickens. Minnie Rose’s old-time approach to raising and caring for chickens is wonderfully informative and just plain fun to read – it even has some simple illustrations that only add to its unique quality.

Minnie Rose Lovgreen’s Recipe for Raising Chickens is available on

About the Author

Minnie Rose was born in 1888 in Norfolk County England. She was the eight of nineteen children – all of them worked the 200 acres her father farmed.

In 1912, she and her brother decided to go to Canada and booked passage on the Titanic. But she grew restless when the ship wasn’t ready to sail, hopped on another boat and arrived safely in Montreal.

Minnie Rose moved to Bainbridge Island, near Seattle, in 1920 where she married Danish-born Leo Lovgreen, had a family, and raised lots of chickens on what grew to become a thriving 170 acre dairy farm for 30 years.


LisaLisa said...

Sounds like a Gr8 book,I will have to get this one at the library for my daughter to read. Dropping by to show some blog love. Have a Gr8 day!

Esther - TTBM said...

new follower here! Nice to meet you :)

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