December 1st, 2010
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.
1 Let's drive down to the chickens! We have a very special delivery to make.
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.
3 Good thing we have Chhiring to help us unload them. Each of these must weigh at least 100-pounds!
4 Uhhh, Sharkey? What do we do now?
5 Well, Francesca, I suppose we could try to roll them into the coop.
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?
7 You're right, Franny. This thing's not budging one bit. Chhiring!!!!
8 Wow! He makes it look so easy. Smashing pumpkins is kind of fun!
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.
10 Look at that! Some of the seeds are already sprouting inside the pumpkin! How is that even possible?
11 That chicken could hardly wait to dive in! Ha-ha!
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