Greener Pastures

Yesterday, we moved our boys to greener pastures…literally! They were thrilled with the grass, but not so much with the change of location.

They’ve lived in this other pasture their whole lives, and cows are such creatures of habit that I suppose their angst is understandable, but they spent a large portion of the day mooing at me, and nobody likes to get mooed at like that!

They’ve been on this field for about a year and a half, and you can see how badly it’s been overgrazed. We’re going to run our poultry on this field this year. They add fertilizer naturally, eat bugs and grass, leave plantings of spilled feed behind, and just generally make our fields all lush and beautiful. Some areas of our farm are too hilly to run the birds on, but when we can, it does wonders.

We’ll be showing off our chicken crates soon; our eggs are pipping as we speak!

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About Jennie Cooper

I'm the mother of eight children, the wife of a retired soldier, and a newly minted farmer. I spend my days fairly productively, home educating our children, raising large quantities of food for several families, and volunteering in our community. I read entire novels a page at a time in the comfort of my bathroom. I tell people I'm Catholic just because they find it so shocking. I think there's nothing so exciting as a thunderstorm coming in. It doesn't bother me at all that my dog barks outside my bedroom window all night. And I rather enjoy being 40. I didn't think I would, but 40 is pretty good.

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