Sometimes we throw scraps to the chickens. They love scraps — watermelon, grapes, apples. Of course, we don’t often have scraps of watermelon, grapes or apples but sometimes we make a point to save some for the chickens. They get a “treat” several times a day.
When I was canning tomatoes, I’d throw some of the cores out to the chickens. Though I suppose the chicken could have eaten the seeds and . . well, I know that what goes in a chicken comes out of the chicken. I know this because remember . . Helen told me so! But, I’m going to believe that the chickens missed the seeds and they sprouted.
Look what popped up in a chicken run area.
There are 6 or 8 tomato plants sprouted up. It doesn’t matter how they got there because they’re going to freeze before they ever make a tomato. I asked Vince to build a little greenhouse around them but you know how long building anything takes around here. Mother Nature, along with Jack Frost and Old Man Winter will not be nearly as patient and I was and they will not sit and wait for Vince to get a greenhouse built. Not that Vince has time to do it anyway but dang . . I surely would like for these plants to bear fruit.
Speaking of tomatoes, I roasted Romas with garlic, onion, basil, and oregano and put it on top of stuffed peppers from the freezer. Easy meal and very, very good. I almost can’t wait for dinner!