Sunday, March 6, 2011
Urban Homesteading on Bikes
Yes, that is Lane strapping a 50 pound bag of chicken feed to the rear rack of his bike. That's how we roll here in the North Valley.
In our part of Albuquerque we have at least 4 feed stores within a 5 mile radius and this one is about a mile away. Isn't that horse fabulous?
There is also a veterinary supply store down the street should your horse or other four-legged friend require diy medical attention. Sadly, they do not carry any poultry-specific supplies.
Picking up chicken essentials such as feed, scratch and straw was something I used to do by car. With strong bike racks, however, driving is now a thing of the past. We just pack enough compression straps and a sense of humor. It also helps to have a partner.
That seemingly giant bale of straw was what I carried. We tied it down a bit off-kilter and had to stop a few times on the way home to straighten it out as best we could. And to control our laughter. I'm still finding bits of straw in the pockets of my jeans.