I have a confession to make.
As soon as I reach 2,000 pounds of produce, I’m planning on ripping up all the Swiss chard and kale in the back yard and tossing it to the chickens. Let’s hope it happens before Thanksgiving. Don’t you think the Swiss chard be a wonderful Thanksgiving meal for them? Ohh, I bet they would totally love it. Yep, I’m pretty sure they would.
I’d give it to Mrs. Hillbilly or The Hunter, but they won’t even take it anymore. Apparently I’m not the only one who’s tired of it. I don’t know what I was thinking when I planted it. Wait, actually I do. Both kale and Swiss chard are beautiful at maturity. Especially the Rainbow Swiss chard.
But since I am not out of the clear yet, I decided to transfer the last of the Swiss chard from the greenhouse out to the raised garden beds in hopes of it will grow better outside. Thus giving me a few more pounds of food. I think I have 3 beds full of Swiss chard right now. Uggg.
Have you ever planted a vegetable just because you thought it was pretty? I mean is that a valid reason for growing something? The chickens like it, so it’s not like the food is going to waste or anything. But I think next year, I may just grow it for them.
Is that weird? Growing food for chickens?
What do YOU think?
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