Friday, February 19, 2010

Spenardo del Sur in the news & on the map

Extra! Extra! Read all about it!

Yours truly is the feature story in the newest issue of the Anchorage Press. Check out the cover:

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The author of the article, David Holthouse, along with his wife, Priscilla, came for a visit last fall with the idea of writing this article. During that weekend, I killed and butchered one of my roosters to provide my guests with a lunch of sweet & sour chicken. That's poor Tweak in the pot. Here's Tweak in better days:

If anyone wants Tweak's dried preserved feet as a memento of this grand occasion, make me an offer. Angela already has all the dried chicken feet she can use right now and I'm still trying to scrape up enough scratch to get my propane tank refilled.

I'm also still in shock
that Google Maps has gotten around to adding my neck of the woods to their street view feature. Below is Frankencoop as seen from the road:

It's not very clear but, if you look just to the left of the building, you can make out a couple white dots. Those are chickens. I'm just glad Google's camera didn't catch me peeing outside.


brynn said...

Jackie! I want preserved chicken feet! I already have some from new orleans... one set's gross but two sets composes a collection! if they're still available. congratulations on your article...:) brynn

Jackie said...

Brynn for the win! You will be the proud new owner of Tweak's feet. If you want, I'll throw in Diamanda's feet as well. She was a hen, but had spurs like a rooster. I also still have the feet of Caleb, the 18-pound monster rooster mentioned in the article but a mouse gnawed on the leg of one and it doesn't look nice anymore. :(

I'll email you later for details.

Scott McMurren said...

VEry nice piece in Anchorage Press. I'm headed to L.A. myself next week--just looking for a few travel tips. Of course, the take-home message from the article is "keep your axe sharp". We're headed over to Pigeon Creek just south of Greenville, AL.

Just north, as you know, of the Redneck Riviera. said...

Ive been looking for dried chicken /rooster paws. How many do you think you could make and how much would it cost me? Maybe start at 50 to 100 feet? I have a project i need dried feet for.thanks. I love your blog..