I was really hoping to make more progress with our new “BSFL” (Black Soldier Fly Larvae) section, since adding it to the blog this past spring, but seem to have run into a few difficulties there. While this post doesn’t really “count” in terms of making progress in this department, it feels good to share this with you anyway.
A little while ago, my good vermi-friend, Heather – who is tearing it up on the Dallas worm composting scene, I might add – shared this VERY funny article that appeared in the Dallas Observer (online). If you appreciate sarcastic humor, and don’t mind a few cuss words here and there, I highly recommend you check it out.
It’s called “So, You Want to Be an Urban Chicken Farmer? Read This First“, and here is a blurb from the beginning (link to follow):
It’s weird. Today I have no appetite at all, and I am seriously considering never eating again, but I have been thinking about nothing but food all day and how we don’t think enough about where our food comes from. I mean really comes from. Yesterday when I went home I had a big problem with my wife’s maggotometer.
It’s not really called a maggotometer. I think it’s a Biopod or something. She paid several hundred bucks for it. It’s for her backyard chickens. You put garbage in it, and, lo’ and behold, it grows maggots. Some French genius invented it. I guess I should call it a maggoteur.
Chickens love maggots. The maggots are supposed to deposit themselves into this little bucket. You pull the bucket out, dump out the maggots for the chickens, and the chickens think it’s Christmas dinner. Every morning.
Be sure to check out the full article here: “So, You Want to Be an Urban Chicken Farmer? Read This First”
Thanks again, Heather, for sharing this!