Back by popular demand: I’m so sorry to have gotten you all excited about bringing back the chicken slaughter class, but the farms I want to buy chickens from aren’t quite ready to sell me chickens. Or rather, the chickens aren’t quite ready to be sold. This means only that you all must wait a little bit longer to sign up for the Real Coq Au Vin Class. Except I’ve changed the name to the Real Poule Au Pot. Why? Because it turns out storing a bunch of roosters within city limits isn’t only illegal, it’s also a real pain in the arse for neighbors who want to sleep in. So for the upcoming class we’ll just be using hens. They get along better and they’re typically not so loud. However we are looking for a good source of live meat hens. Last time we taught the class, I ended up having quite an adventure bidding for birds at the Woodburn Livestock Auction. It was fun, but there’s obviously an easier and more reliable way to round up chickens: go to the farmers themselves. So if there are any farms out there who think they’ll have 8-10 live meat hens available for the PMC to purchase in May get in touch with us!