This weeks Frugal Fodder really is about FRUGAL FODDER!
Over the weekend, I was talking with T.H.(the Honey) about going to buy some hay.
He reminded me that we're going to mow the field soon and that the last time we had it bush hogged the man told us we "had some good 'hay' back there...and we should get a cow."
Oh yeah... well, all we needed to do was get it mowed and let it dry out...
Our son in law mowed it for us...and T.H. gathered it up in the sled (old plastic bed liner)
This is the sled after I used some for mulch in the garden and some to line the coop!
Since we don't have a cow... still working on The Honey...he is convinced we don't NEED a cow...or goats. Hmmmpph!
After it dried out... I lined the boxes with fresh hay, sprinkled with D.E. (diatomaceous earth) to rid of any mites or unwanted bugs that might be left behind.
Plus I got a couple of good sized wheel barrows full of garden fill to help fortify the raised beds.(that's another post)
Seems like everyone is happy... I know I am!
Let's see... here is the gang waiting to be let out this morning.
You can't tell it...but I can tell---they're happy chickens. ;)
Well, except for Pearlie---
I think she'd like some privacy.
She was surprised to see me taking her picture from the egg collection door!
I think she may be camera shy...
While Ethel and Pearlie are in the coop
everyone else is enjoying their morning stroll!
...Ethel emerges from the coop.
SO... lets do the Frugal Fodder Math...
Free hay + Clean Coop
= Happy PRODUCTIVE Chickens.
Can't get more Frugal than that!
Therefore be careful how you walk not as unwise, but as wise, making the most of your time for the days are evil. ~Ephesians 5:15-16