To bring in the first day of fall, we had a marvelous adventure at San Diego's City Farmers.
They host classes there every so often, and we went to the first one of the season: Raising Chickens for Friends & Food. We all squished into Farmer Bill's private residence on the farm where he very informally taught us about raising baby chicks, the 5 key components to raising chickens, collecting and storing eggs, and many other details.
The second half of the class he showed us how to "do" a chicken, remove feathers, clean, and prep it to be cooked. I was nervous about this part, but I am glad I stayed! I think it is healthy to be aware of where our food comes from and that a life is sacrificed so we appreciate it more. I won't go into detail, but Farmer Bill showed us a very calm and humane process.
Afterwards, we ate at Nate's Garden Grill on the premises and wandered the gardens. It's such a cool place. There are tons of plants scattered throughout, animal cooperatives, and a feed & supply store.
Check it out...