ECAA Roundup 5/20/2022

May 20, 2022

Postponed: Raising a Gentleman Rooster
Due to the snowstorm the Raising a Gentleman Rooster class has been postponed until September 24, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. Sign up at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/258281596207.

ECAA Board Meeting
If you’re interested in joining ECAA or a member who wants to know what the board is up to you can join our next board meeting via Zoom on Thursday, May 26th at 8:00 a.m. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84479918998?pwd=eVNTRGNOOEpIdTNjazBIcGxLL0doZz09.

Ranching Trivia
In the late 1800s and early 1900s what slang term did cowboys call urbanites? They didn’t mean it in a nice way then, but it exists as an endearing and welcoming term today.

Register Now for the Homestead Fair!
Join us October 8th at Casey Jones Park for the return of the Homestead Fair, where our producers and crafters will share local products. There will be music, activities, food, animals, and crafts. Vendors and sponsors can obtain more information at: https://elbertcountyagalliance.org/fair. Volunteers are welcome to join the planning committee or to assist that day.

Join the Fun, Showcase Your Business
Would you like to showcase your agriculture based business to potential customers outside of Elbert County? Volunteer to join the panel of farmers who can answer questions about raising livestock, growing, producing, and homestead skills. Send an email to Sheila.zuschek@elbertcountyagalliance.org if you are interested.

Chickens for Kids
Want your kids to learn about chickens? Check this coloring book at: https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/ahfss/animal_health/pdfs/EggserciseBook.pdf. Published by the California Department of Food and Agriculture it gives your kids the details they know to raise healthy chickens.

Is This It???
Yes, it’s a brief newsletter with recycled ECAA announcements. Everyone went radio silent this week and just sayin’, you get what you give. I know it’s planting season, so I think I’ll take next week off to do some planting of my own and we’ll regroup in June. Enjoy your Memorial Day weekend and don’t forget to rest a little.

If you have announcements or classifieds that should be included in the next Roundup? Send them to news@elbertcountyagalliance.org.

Trivia Answer: City slickers were once called “dudes;” and dude ranches still exist today where cowboys embrace and teach their city friends.