Wednesday, April 6, 2011

A Busy Day on the Farm

It started at 7am with a call from the post office -- our latest batch of meat birds have arrived. Once these young peepers settled in it was time to move the three-week old biddies out to the range life.

Said to be the most stressful day of a young broiler's life, these birds adapted quickly, learning to appreciate the grass and sun.

The rest of the day was left to make a cake -- a biodynamic compost pile built from chicken manure, scythed clover, straw, leaves, coffee grounds, food scraps, composted cow manure, and a dash of worm castings (and worms!). Then for the biodynamic preparations: valerian juice, stinging nettle, dandelion, yarrow, oak bark, and chamomile.

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