Friday, April 12, 2013

'Growing' Chickens In The Greenhouse?

This is the second greenhouse Andy was about to build from the generosity of the CSA shareholders.  Right now it is housing chickens.  Chickens, you might be wondering?

The brown chickens are the egg layers and the pretty grey ones will be dinner at some point. They are now living in the greenhouse because they are being used to fertilize the land.  The frame is built on skids.  The horses are hooked up to the greenhouse and are able to pull it to another section of the field when the chickens continue to do their job. 
When the time is right the ground will be tilled up and buckwheat will be planted.  It is considered a cover crop.  The buckwheat will then be plowed under to be used as fertilizer to balance the soil.  Eventually it will be another garden plot.
I think he is too pretty to eat.  Andy just shakes his head and laughs at me when I say things like that.

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