Buzz and Cluck

It appears we are getting chickens.

Today we ran quite a few errands, one of them involved a trip to Sun People Dry Goods for their Buzz and Cluck festival.

The hubs has been wanting chickens for quite some time, so today was the perfect opportunity to find out a little more information about raising chickens inside city limits. Unfortunately we didn’t learn as much as we had hoped, but the chicks sure were cute!

While there I found this adorable crocheted apple. I think my desk at work might need a friend…

Craig Goodwin, of Year of Plenty, was also there signing copies of his book, aptly named Year of Plenty. He was pretty busy chatting it up with patrons, so I decided I would purchase the book via Amazon. I’m sure he’ll be signing copies once the Spokane Public Market gets going.


Have you heard of Year of Plenty? I only recently found out about Goodwin’s blog. He and his family spent a year living as locavores: consuming only what was local, used, homegrown, or homemade. I’m glad I found his blog, because he has a nifty tab for all things Spokane.

Daily eats included coffee, 2 slices bacon and pumpkin pie un-overnight overnight oats:

1 container plain yogurt, 1/3 cup canned pumkin, 2 TBS raisins, 1/2 T chia seeds, 2 tsp brown sugar, 1/3 cup old fashioned dry oats.

Pom lychee green tea, (which was delish), and a nanner while running my errands, (I did not eat the think thin bar, but I am interested if anyone has tried these before? I can’t resist a sale, so this wound up in my basket).

I also wound up eating a smidge of cashew butter because my new container fell out of our pantry and it broke! I salvaged all but a tablespoon of this creamy goodness.

I also prepped my quick-n-easy app for my friend’s Appetizer Extravaganza Birthday Bash.

Tim’s mom’s homemade pepper jelly + cream cheese w/multigrain crackers. Doesn’t get any easier than that.

I packed everything up, drove over to the party, and discovered no cars were parked outside their house. A quick check on the iPhone to my fb app revealed the party was not in fact tonight. It’s tomorrow. I need to re-think having close attention to details on my resume.

So now I’m enjoying a little Bombshell Red while I wait for our cod to defrost for impromptu fish tacos. Fish tacos do not sound as enjoyable as an appetizer extravaganza!

Would you ever consider raising chickens in your back yard (for eggs)?