Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Chickens in the Garden.

My Chickens have green talons.

I am serious. My intentionally planted sunflowers failed to thrive.

My chickens overlooked sunflower seeds in their seed mix...flourishing. I have no idea what their secret growing tips are and they are all keeping mum. It is a conspiracy, I am certain.

So dotted throughout our orchard are neglected flowering sunflowers. Also out there are sunflower seeds that couldn´t be bothered making an appearance simply because they were planted by me. Maybe they are waiting until my back is turned, or we have sold the property and moved on.

Either way, the chickens are more skillful at growing sunflowers than myself.

How is that for demoralising?


  1. Good chickens! I wouldn't take it as a sign of your failed gardening, but rather a sign of your ability to raise awesome chickens. Haha.

  2. I would claim managerial rights and that the chickens are working for you. Good delegation! What other tasks can you delegate to them.

  3. LOL! I had not thought of it in that light! I should have also taken photos of the copious numbers of sweet corn that have also been overlooked in the orchard.