I read an article yesterday in Sunset magazine about pasture-fed chickens. These are farm-raised chickens that get most of their food by foraging in an alfalfa pasture. Darn, i should have bought some alfalfa seed this year! I did buy oats and buckwheat and I already know they love buckwheat.
After they lay an egg, the chickens often make a lot of loud honking noises. If they were wild chickens, this would be the equivalent of saying, hey, predators, lunchtime. Why do they do this, I wonder?
These obviously aren't chickens, but these scarecrow people can be found outside the Cascade P-patch, where I have a garden plot. This spring, when it is too cold to grow anything else, I'm going to grow some greens for the chickens here.
I'm using my new cell phone (complete with keyboard!) to try some mobile blogging of the chickens, since I haven't been keeping up. Anything to avoid turning on the slow computer and getting it to run. I can't figure out how to turn the first picture, which is a shame because it's the better of the two.