Warm February Days on the Farm

I hope you enjoy this video put together on the farm, the day we felled trees and did some chicken chores. Just listening to the happy hens as they go about their normal day can be a wonderful experience. Some of my friends say that I talk “chicken.” While I do try to understand what their sounds mean, I don’t always understand them. I do know they understand when I say, “back back back” as I enter their inside area. There is just something about chickens that speaks to my soul.

You can see in the video how much chickens like to consume grit! They really go crazy for it when I offer it to the laying hens inside. While the older retired ladies are outside freeranging, they are able to find their own grit.

If you’d like to learn more about how to make grit for chickens, I’ve got a short video that shows how on our YouTube channel. Here it is: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0SxS8pVTlYrW3ErM7UvN9w

Here is the video of us working on the farm:

While it is nice to see the chickens at the end of this video, the work we were doing in the beginning was quite a chore. You don’t realize just how many limbs and branches a 60 foot tall tree has up there. You can here John sawing away at the last tree while I gave up and went to do chicken chores. I at least waited until I got the tops of the tree drug off over the hill before leaving him to saw up and stack the rest by himself. Removing 2 trees that tall is enough work for me anyday!

It’s sad to see these big maple trees go but we can’t risk having them fall on the house. We had 2 fall over the last 5 years unexpectedly, so being proactive here is the right choice. It also helps keep the leaves and branches from gathering up in our shiny new gutter system. Isn’t that metal roof beautiful?

Let me know what you think in the comments, we love hearing from our readers!

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