Sunday, May 8, 2011

Farm update

I hope everyone is ok from the awful storms of last week.  We lost one chicken tractor and one hen, but we are extremely lucky that there was not more damage and no one was hurt.  This week is shaping up to be a very busy one - a foraging visit with the Waldorf students, weeding winter savory and cutting garlic scapes, several hours of picking wild strawberries, picking up chicken feed and Jersey Greensand which is an organic source of potassium for soil.  I am also experimenting with letting the chickens out during the day so they are not so overcrowded and stressed.  During the day they were fine and seemed to enjoy themselves.  I am going to take out the roosters from the tractors and leave them outside so they will not bother the hens so much.