I can’t tell you how many times I have gone outside to see the chickens in the dirt taking a dust bath (or I should say ‘writhing in the dirt’) and it looked like they were in the throes of death. It always catches me off guard and I have to do a double-take to make sure they are okay.
This, however, is even more disturbing. That cement is piping hot! It was well into the mid-90’s when I took this picture. I almost expected to go out there and smell grilled chicken!
Left to right, this is Corla, Lucille…and, of course, Henrietta (who always has to be like everyone else). “Monkey see, monkey do”…or should I say, “Chicken see, Chicken do?” It’s definitely one of the unspoken and little known rules of the chicken world. If one of your chicken friends is doing something, it’s bound to be better than what you are doing, so you’d better go join in.
Bud was speculating that the flowers would be hard pressed to be fertilized because any bug would be too terrified of the chickens to be hanging out on a flower in chicken territory. Amazingly, the chickens have not eaten the plant, like they do most everything else in the garden if it’s not protected. Those flowers would look especially tasty to me if I were a chicken.
It already has about three squash starting to develop.
I’m actually very surprised, because anytime I have tried to grow any kind of squash (especially zucchini) it has always flopped. I have never gotten even one zucchini, while the rest of the world is bragging about how they have so many they don’t know what to do with them.
We are big acorn squash eaters, so I’m hoping that these make it.
Update about the house: An update is coming soon! We did not close on June 21st, but we have some exciting updates that will be forthcoming as soon as I have all of the details!