Today the girls were most appreciative of my titivating in their coop. They came and admired the fresh covering of wood pellets and sawdust as I was putting it in situ. They quietly cooed and clucked at the thick layer of warm straw I placed in their nest boxes and then as everyone else was out walking, they came out on the rampage again! He he he!!! They ran around at their leisure scratching, pecking, marauding and pooping wherever they pleased!
I have a cookathon on Sundays, making lunch, then a homemade soup and usually Monday's Main Meal too. I wanted some Parsnips from the garden for the soup and tomorrow's 'Lamb Casserole'. I dig for the parsnips with my bare hands, which is not at all good for the manicure but is the most effective way I have found of extricating the parsnips from the soil. I use raised beds for gardening. The chickens treat the raised beds as an Adventure Playground with tasty benefits. Today I really struggled to get my parsnips, I tugged, and burrowed, wiggled and pulled for about five minutes. I had two chicken helpers, Poppy and Daisy, in front of me, scratching the soil as I burrowed. I pulled and puffed and puffed and pulled as they watched on in bewilderment and fascination! Then I felt a little pair of feet on my back, Rosie had jumped on my back to peer over my shoulder and get a better look. Obviously I could not take a photograph but I really wish somebody could have. She sat on my back encouraging me in my parsnip digging plight. I thought of the story of 'The Enormous Turnip'. I really appreciated the help and support of my chicken buddies.
Therefore 'What God has put together, let no man separate.'