But this week it rained, and the veggies are happy! Not so much the chickens, who definitely prefer sunshine.
Here they are inside their custom-built chicken tractor. They sleep under here at night, (guarded against predators by the valiant Lena), and during the day we prop it up, allowing them to roam inside a spacious fenced-off area. It's a win-win: while they munch on the pasture and its contents, they keep the area trim for us (less time spent mowing means more time for weeding!) and fertilize that section of the field.
If you're interested in ordering a few of these birds for fresh eating or freezing, they'll be processed and ready for pickup sometime in early July. They are $3.00 a pound for our CSA members and $3.50 a pound for non-members. Be in touch!