Friday, December 23, 2011

Chicken Treasures

My chickens don't need urging to eat their fruits and vegetables.

The birds delight in clover, dandelion greens, apple cores and potato peelings. At this time of year, foraging produces fewer tasty morsels.

But yesterday, they received a tasty treat.

My mother was cleaning her garden for the year and trimmed the last pieces of chard. She gave me a bag full of the thick, green leaves. I tossed it to the eager chickens.

The chickens munched the leaves, licked their lips, and said, "Bring on the kale."

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