While most bloggers are chatting it up about the first day of school, I've decided to focus on chickens.
Chickens are the IT thing these days. Nothing says sustainable, green, organic, and living seasonally than a bunch of chickens flip-flapping in your back yard.
I like to think I am joining the rage not because of peer pressure, but because I have a strange love for chickens.
We had chickens when we were little. I want my boys to experience the same. You hardly make money or save money with your own crew of laying birds. A dozen eggs from the grocery is much cheaper. (We eat an average of 5 eggs a day.) However, I do think they taste better.
Oh, and our chickens will be "pasture" feed. They will have a large yard to cluck and scratch in and get all the worms and bugs they need.
Oh how yummy and fun they will be. Plus, good fertilizer for the garden.
We are hoping to get our chickens in late October. Grandpa is remodeling the old chicken house: new ventilation system, better laying boxes, windows for more light, and new ramp for their little legs to race down into the free range yard below.
I'm feeling very Oregonian! Hope the boys are on board.