Sunday, August 4, 2013

The Chickens' Garden

Yep. A little garden totally planted by the chickens - sprouted from a variety of seeds that were scratched in and buried in their old outdoor run area.

Here's the first time I noticed that the area 
the girls had scratched bare over the winter  was coming up in.... 

Looks like nothing?  Squint closer.
Those are squash (or melons, or cucumbers - we don't know yet), 
tomatoes foreground and middle area and pepper plants!

So I let the veggies go on growing....

The tall numbers in the foreground are Jerusalem Artichokes.
The pink skinned kind. Delicious!
You can see the raccoon-proof, reconfigurable chain link run
in the background. And where it used to be,
now the Chickens' Garden!
Still doesn't look like much.
The fat white hen showed up to help weed.

But wait! There's more!
(like a  TV sales pitch)
This next photo is from today (August 4th).

Are you impressed yet?
Go, go chickens!
It's gonna be huge fun seeing what kinds of 
tomatoes, peppers and melon/squash 
we end up with.  Probably inedible -
or .... maybe... DELICIOUS!

with a grin,


  1. whoever started using the term birdbrain as a derogatory never actually knew a bird up close and personal '-)


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