Saturday, January 5, 2008

Chickens are the new black

I don't know what the deal is, but I swear to you that chickens are the new status symbol out here. The big thing is to have enough money to own enough land that you can build a chicken coup. That way, you can have your own chickens and they can lay eggs for your family's consumption.

Most of the chicken owners will tell you that they feel good about this because they know their chickens are treated humanely, not fed antibiotics, are free range, etc. They will tell you this, straight faced, while eating their beef tenderloin.

It's a strange, strange world and it sure is entertaining.

4 comments:

mother suburbia said...

I hardly know what to say. I thought that nothing in the unique California culture could surprise me, but this one's a winner.

amiga said...

I love your words-thanks for writing!

Laurel said...

Yes, this is quite fascinating.

S@L said...

you had me at the title.

if you have the money to care for chickens, how could you not have the money to buy free-range eggs? discuss.