Wild flowers and broccoli stalks

We are still harvesting so much bounty from the allotment plots. I never expected the raspberries to produce for so long and we are all three sharers still picking them.

The plot below us was dug over at the beginning of the year and then abandoned. It hasn’t been fenced. Our wild flower seeds from our plot have seeded a huge swaithe of purple flowers on the empty plot. I decided to help myself to some and shared them with our next door neighbour too.

Allotment wild flowers

We have just had a letter saying that our first plot has won “best plot” for the second year running. We were really surprised to win it again and very happy with that.

With chickens nothing gets wasted. We gave the girls two of the spent broccoli stalks yesterday. They kept the girls occupied all day and by the end of the day the stalks were pecked clean.

Broccoli stalks for the girls
The girls pecking at the broccoli leaves
At the end of the day the stalks are pecked clean

With chickens nothing gets wasted and not only am I not buying any veg for us but I am also not buying any greens for the girls. There is plenty for the girls to enjoy.

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6 Responses to Wild flowers and broccoli stalks

  1. Jenny says:

    My girls love the inside of the broccoli stalks when they’re cut in half long ways

    • Carol says:

      Oooh, I hadn’t thought of trying that. I thought that they did such good work on the broccoli stalks already. They are great at getting every last bit of something aren’t they!

  2. marion says:

    Well done, and a bonus not to have to buy veg, but to keep your girls happy as well.

  3. david says:

    It is nice to watch them strip something bare; I have a fuschia bush turning into a tree, which I had to cut back a bit and the girls stripped every leaf, leaving only the woody stem.

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