If our library is any indication, there has been a heightened interest of late in raising farm animals in New Hampshire. Not just farmers on small working farms, but backyard hobbyists are starting to keep ducks and pigs and other animals. Books such as Keep Chickens!: Tending Small Flocks in Cities, Suburbs, and Other Small Spaces by Barbara Kilarski [636.5 KIL] and Barnyard in Your Backyard: A Beginner's Guide to Raising Chickens, Ducks, Geese, Rabbits, Goats, Sheep, and Cows [636 BAR] provide easy-to-follow information on what is involved in animal husbandry on a small scale.
Easter is coming and this is usually the time when people start considering raising chickens, ducks, and geese, so that next year there will be plenty of fresh eggs to decorate! And speaking of decorated eggs, make sure you visit us to see the collection of eggs in our display case.