This has been quite a week for Our Hen House! First of all, our podcast was named an official Webby Award Honoree for the second time! We’re alongside much bigger (and more funded) podcasts, like HBO’s. So high fives all around to our darling flock and listeners for being so passionate about keeping vegan indie media alive, and for supporting our efforts to change the world for animals. We’re in our sixth year now (and we’ve never missed a week of production), and we’re still going (very) strong (it’s all the plant-based protein). I’m thrilled about our upcoming podcast episodes — beginning this coming weekend with Gene Baur, whose new book — Living the Farm Sanctuary Life — is new this week (Mariann and I are proud to have contributed to it).
We can’t do what we do without your support, so thank you heaps and tons to our flock members for giving us the opportunity to keep our media free for all, and for supporting our programs so whole-heartedly. I’m excited to announce that in addition to the regular flock incentives (exclusive access to additional content, giveaways, and contests; as well as an ethically-produced, vegan-made Our Hen House tote bag; and the possibility of getting an as-seen-on-TV OHH mug, or dedicating a podcast episode), we are now offering our flock the opportunity to join a private Facebook group where y’all can squawk with each other.
In addition to the Our Hen House Facebook page (surely you’re already a fan), the private group comes on the heels of your feedback regarding what you want you for YOUR OHH experience. Late last year, OHH’s Anne Green put together a survey for flock members asking how you want to improve your OHH experience, and many of you mentioned wanting to be able to communicate with one another.
Then, in February, I was lucky enough to meet with a large handful of our Boston-area flock (see the photo on the left — aren’t they all so good-looking?), and pick their brains about the best ways to engage y’all. Our amazing graphic designer, Laurie Johnston — of Two Trick Pony (which I love) — suggested creating a flock FB group, the Boston flockers agreed, and once again I was reminded that this needs to happen. And so, now it has…
If you’re not already a member of the flock, I sincerely hope you will join us (it’s tax-deductible!). We do have a lot of fun, and now we’ll be able to all communicate together. And if you’re already a flock member (thank you!), then read on for more info on how to join the group!