My current home doesn't have a verandah but I'd like it to! A long porch surrounding the entire house. With a porch swing, potted blueberry plants, and a long strong dog laying at my feet. The sweet smell of lrosemary and freshly-turned soil wafting across my yard. The chickens clucking contentedly as they scratch for goodies in the fertile dirt. Knowing we have a full root cellar, trees in the orchard about to drop their bounty, and soup made all from hand-picked harvests bubbling in the crockpot. Heaven.

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Planning my garden - Millet

Honestly, I'm not sure if I'm going to have a garden this Spring, but just in case, I'm planning it!

For my chickens, since they loved it so much last year, I'll grow more millet.

One of my chickens, Libby, figured out that if she reached up and grabbed the top-most part she could reach, she could bring it down to the ground, let it go, and watch the millet-seeds fly! Then she'd scramble after them to gobble them down before anyone else figured up what she was up to.

She's my smart one.

Also, she's my loner. Was my runt. We were concerned that she wouldn't grow up, but she did. She prefers to be alone, away from the other chickens, but comes close when I walk nearby.

Yep, I'll grow millet. Not just for her, but for all of the chickens and especially, for us humans to eat. It's good for us to eat, especially since it's gluten-free, and me and my kid can't have gluten.

Seeds: Last year I threw down the seeds from the package I bought to cook and eat. Vitamin Cottage. 2 lbs for about $4.00. Not bad!

I think we'll probably sow 4 4x8 raised beds of this. Yum!

1 comment:

Off Grid Survival said...

Good idea, I might try that this year. Millet is great... and not just for Chickens, we it it all the time.