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Bainbridge Island Chicken Coop Tour 2012

Bainbridge Island is a perfect spot to get all farm-y or pretend to after your day job.

For the past 4 years, the island has celebrated this urge with its own Tour de Coop, a fundraiser for Helpline House, our local food bank. Lucky for you, in case you missed it, I didn’t. (Click a photo to enlarge.)
Some chicken coops were tucked in the corner of a garden,
and some backed up against the main home. One had its own garden inside, a wisteria plant growing up through the roof.One or two coordinated with a barn on the premises.But they all had two things in common: chickens
and chicken accessories! I love eggs, and the Kid would love to have chickens.But the problem is someone else in the Let the dog in! household would also love to have chickenGuess we’ll just keep enjoying the tour!

Have you gone on a chicken coop tour? Do you have chickens, or wish you did?

how to ruin your dinner, in 3 easy steps

1. Serve roasted Cornish game hens.

2. Sit next to your laptop, which is ON.

3. Ask, almost rhetorically, as you suck on a drumstick, what a Cornish game hen really IS. Ask, OUT LOUD. Ask, to your spouse, the internet junkie, sitting next to you.

4. (OK, it’s 4 steps actually. Sue me. “3” sounds better.) Google “cornish game hen” and learn here how they are merely baby chickens. Yup, 5-6 weeks old. Nothing wild or gamey about ’em.

5. Optional, but not advised, step: input “cornish game hens” on google images. See baby chickens, while you push your plate away. Ask why, why does everyone talk about veal, but no one warned you about Cornish game hens…

Tune in next week, when the hubs serves lamb….