Friday, August 12, 2011

Active Composting

In general I am a pretty lazy composter. I throw it in the bin, water it and maybe turn twice a year. When I get overwhelmed with more material than the compost bin can handle, I turn to the chickens for a more rapid result. You would be surprised how much these little ladies and go through! I just dump the weeds in and they do the rest! Scratching, eating, shredding...they love it. The extra bugs and nutrients they get are fabulous for them especially if you don't have the luxury of being able to let them roam. So, I say let someone else do the work! You have more important things to do right? We'll call it the hen house enrichment program.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Let's Not Talk About It

I have heard multiple times this week "Fall is just around the corner" or "Fall will be here soon". I must say I am really not interested in hearing any of it. Summer got started late and I am not that fond of cold. Near as I can tell, summer season does not officially end until September 22. That is a long time from now and we could have an Indian Summer to stretch things out a bit. So I propose that we just don't talk about it. Let's let that sleeping dog lie and enjoy where we are right now!