16 Sep '11, 2pm

Live the cliche. Start urban farming.

Live the cliche. Start urban farming.

Barred Rock chickens. Photo: Nina Lalli Last week, a friend called me for no reason -- just to "say hi," which I think is incredibly intrusive and even presumptuous. But I was feeling pret-ty good at that moment, and picked up. It went like this: Friend: "What're you doing?" Me: "Just hangin' out, drinking the kombucha I bartered some eggs for." Friend: "Jesus f***ing Christ. Don't ever talk about that to me again." How did I arrive at this height of clich├ęd existence, living as a Brooklyn creative type with connections to kombucha brewers and a backyard chicken coop? Easy: It turns out you can just drive to a farm and buy some chickens. I highly recommend it. After Tei (the boyfriend) and I struggled to not murder each other while constructing a chicken coop in the backyard of our apartment building, we started to look for nearby farms selling pullet hens. Pullets are lik...

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