Foraging for the Chickens

Posted by F&S

We don’t know what you do with your pumpkins and gourds once Halloween and Thanksgiving are past.  At the farm, when they’re no longer needed for decoration, we put them to really good use.  Martha’s chickens love eating them.  Can you believe that one of the local restaurants, was going to throw away their giant pumpkins?  Good thing we, Frenchies, got there in the nick of time, before they ended up in some landfill.

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Let's drive down to the chickens!  We have a very special delivery to make.

1 Let's drive down to the chickens! We have a very special delivery to make.

The chickens love eating squash and Martha says that all the betacarotene in them is really good for their eggs.  I guess it makes the yolks bright yellow.

2 The chickens love eating squash and Martha says that all the betacarotene in them is really good for their eggs. I guess it makes the yolks bright yellow.

Good thing we have Chhiring to help us unload them.  Each of these must weigh at least 100-pounds!

3 Good thing we have Chhiring to help us unload them. Each of these must weigh at least 100-pounds!

Uhhh, Sharkey?  What do we do now?

4 Uhhh, Sharkey? What do we do now?

Well, Francesca, I suppose we could try to roll them into the coop.

5 Well, Francesca, I suppose we could try to roll them into the coop.

Sharkey, I don't see how that is possible.  And how are we supposed to smash them so the chickens can have their feast?

6 Sharkey, I don't see how that is possible. And how are we supposed to smash them so the chickens can have their feast?

You're right, Franny.  This thing's not budging one bit.  Chhiring!!!!

7 You're right, Franny. This thing's not budging one bit. Chhiring!!!!

Wow!  He makes it look so easy.  Smashing pumpkins is kind of fun!

8 Wow! He makes it look so easy. Smashing pumpkins is kind of fun!

Martha said we should save all of the seeds.  I think she wants to dry them for eating and for planting next year.  That will be fun growing giant pumpkins.

9 Martha said we should save all of the seeds. I think she wants to dry them for eating and for planting next year. That will be fun growing giant pumpkins.

Look at that!  Some of the seeds are already sprouting inside the pumpkin!  How is that even possible?

10 Look at that! Some of the seeds are already sprouting inside the pumpkin! How is that even possible?

That chicken could hardly wait to dive in!  Ha-ha!

11 That chicken could hardly wait to dive in! Ha-ha!

Comments (11)

  • Hello Ladies & G.K.,
    Well don't you all look like the three muskateers? All three of you to the rescue of the pumpkins and squash. Hooray!! Nothing to waste. And you look like queens on top of your thrones standing on top of the pumpkins. Thank goodness Mama Martha has you three to help the chickens. Have a great Wednesday.

    Love & licks,
    Basil

  • This is a job for Super Frenchies and a Chow! :lol: The three of you just needed capes to complete the look. Very impressive Franny and Sharkey with the pumpkin rolling. GK's just a wee bit big for that.

    Those chickens will be feasting for awhile thanks tho the three of you. MommyMartha certainly has taught you well. :smile:

  • I'm glad to see that nothing goes to waste...chickens eating pumpkins and such is a very good thing...How cool is that, a seed sprouting in an unopened Pumpkin!

    The photo of the three of you is adorable...

  • It's December 1st and if I am not mistaken.....It's someones BIRTHDAY....HAPPY BIRTHDAY FRANNIE!!!!! Love your blog..read it everyday!! Hope Sharkey and GK throw you a big party!! ENJOY!!

  • Hello ladies, Kirby here.
    Living on a farm looks like a lot of fun. You have so many chores to do for all the other animals on the farm. Mommy was raised on a farm and she says it’s a lot of work. She had dairy cows and her job was to go get them every afternoon for milking. She said that wasn’t too hard because she had her faithful dog who would take the cows to the barn. She said she didn’t get to drive like you three do; you’re so lucky. It did rain yesterday; boy did it ever. Most of the storms were gone before they reached here. I didn’t have to take a pill after all.
    Catch you later, Kirby.

  • Oh, number 11 is hilarious...did that chicken fly in there? Or did someone put it in? Too funny, girls.

  • Very cute as usual.

    Martha, do you have any puppy pics of those two? It would be fun to see them when they were puppies!!! Can't get enough of this blog! Love it.

  • Hi Girl Friends &G.K., Congratulations for being so generous and helpful to all of the other animals who live there on Martha's fabulous farm! I love the photos, especially the first one that shows how intent the three of you are about delivering those beautiful pumpkins to the chickens! Thank goodness Chhiring was there to help you out with your project and he looked very happy helping you! You three are my most favorite friends in the whole world!!! Have a great day friends! Love, Dudley Do Right XOXOXO+

  • Happy 6th Birthday Francesca!!!!! (Thank you Shirley!) I knew it was coming up soon but forgot it was this soon. I wonder what fab treats MommyM, Sharkey, GK, and everyone else at the farm will have for you today. :smile:

  • Happy Birthday little one!
    I love the picture of you on the pumpkin. You got your balance from my side of the family-- I like to jump up on the backs of sofas and chairs.
    Your Minnesota Mama has chickens now too, did you know that? Although Zoe did a few in one day earlier this fall. I never trusted that dog!!

  • This was another great blog sweetie pies and Happy Birthday to Francesca! I love how the chicken dove into the pumpkin!

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