Friday, July 13, 2007

Old garden plants and veggies make happy chickens

I mentioned in my last post that our squash and zucchini plants are almost finished producing. I take the old plants and throw them in our chicken pen. I also do this with lettuce that has gone to seed or turned bitter due to the heat. The chickens are happy to get the excess. It is a quick and efficient way to "clean up" a mess. We are all happy in the end. The first picture was taken after I threw a bunch of lettuce plants into the pen. The next picture shows several hens fighting over a squash that had become too ripe. And the last picture is of our Bard Rock Hen. I think this type of chicken is the perfect mascot to represent the good life on a farm.
grace and peace,

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