Saturday, June 6, 2009
Mother's Little Helpers
As most of you know, we keep hens. Six brown shavers who have never been named - they're simply referred to as "the girls". I like to let them out of their run most days so they can have a peck around the lawn and garden at what ever takes their fancy.
They do make a mess scratching mulch away from where I've carefully put it and taking dust baths in the middle of some cherished plant. But I like that we rescued them from what would have been a life in a battery cage.
They live as hens should live. Bit of company, bit of sun, bit of dust - it isn't much to ask.