April 26th, 2011
Planting Chicken Salad in the Garden
Posted by Sharkey
On Martha’s blog today, she explains how we got a new delivery of baby chicks. They were brought to the farm by Traci Torres, of My Pet Chicken. Traci’s business provides everything you need to keep backyard chickens, including baby chicks, chicken coops, accessories, and books. Along with the adorable little chicks, Traci also brought several seed packets of a special mix of greens that chickens love to eat. It has the funny name of “Chicken Salad” and I thought it would be a nice gesture to help plant those seeds.
1 Ryan told me that he would be planting some of the Chicken Salad seed mix in the vegetable garden today. I think I'll help him with that chore.
2 Ah-ha! Here are the seed packets. I think I'll open one up with these scissors and see what the seeds look like.
3 Well, look at this nice variety! According to the package, it's a mix of dwarf Essex rape, purple top turnip, Bracco white mustard, forage kale, and Landino clover.
4 I've noticed that Ryan and Shaun like to label everything in the garden. I'll just use this label maker.
6 Now, it's out to the vegetable garden.
7 Yoo-hoo, Ryan! I'm here to help plant the Chicken Salad!
8 So, I see that we start by raking the surface of the bed.
9 I'll just sprinkle and spread some seeds here, but there are still so many in the packet!
10 What's that, Ryan? I'm spreading them to close together? OK, I'll be more careful with the remaining seeds.
11 Well, thanks, Ryan. I'm very happy to help. Now we just have to be patient for about six weeks before we can start picking the salad for the chickens to enjoy.
12 This is a really nice idea planting Chicken Salad for our egg-laying friends.
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