|Barred Rock Hen Struts Out|
I marched around in the mud and spread the flat books (sections) of hay around on the mud. Rob was able to hand mow the yard near the house and he added a nice, tasty layer of fresh and seedy grass to the top.
|Basking in the Sun - finally!|
The plan was to raise the chickens up off the wet ground so that they could walk about on dry material. Well, okay, everything promptly got wet in the drizzle but at least the thick hay wasn't sodden. I think the poultry, individually and collectively, was pleased. ... were pleased? I have to think that one through.
And so, in closing, I'll wedge in a nice shot, from my el cheapo digital camera, of Mr. Chicken and Hi-Ho Silver, the Silver Leghorn hen, free-roaming the orchard in a nice bit of setting sunlight. Let's hope October returns and we all (farmers and chickens) get to enjoy the beautiful fall weather that makes Virginia famous this time of year.