Monday, April 20, 2009

They're hired

Jack and I got our spring peas, spinach and broccoli planted this weekend with a little help from our friends.

We have already noticed the benefit of chickens as they cruise around the farm...we have no mole hills this spring for the first time in years. Chickens number one mission, after they get that egg laid, is to ferret out any bug that even thinks about moving. And they seem to be conquering the grub population in fine shape.

As we tilled the garden soil the chickens got right in the mix doing what they are hired to do and with no complaints. Sidney lay nearby, musing and enjoying being close to us.

After the work was done they took to a spot under the lilac bush to have a relaxing dust bath. As far as we're concerned, they're hired!

2 comments:

  1. Anonymous10:39 AM

    ... just so they aren't scratching up newly planted things! ... they will be great once plants get bigger in picking off any pests that might otherwise chew on your veggies ... and they fetiize while in the process ... what a deal :^)
    ~ m.

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  2. You have to love the organic approach to grub control!

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