Wednesday, 8 April 2015
Greenery for our poultry
Spring is definitely here. We are going through a warm patch and, after a modest damp period a week ago, the weeds are growing well, though not on the allotment as the hens and ducks eat them before they have sprouted. Greenery however is spreading and that means we can feed our animals more leafy material we have picked locally and less bought in feed. The pile above came from the flower beds around Church Green in Whickham. I am one of the volunteers who maintains the public flower beds after Gateshead Council decided to stop looking after them to save money. Feeding the weeds to my poultry also means the council does to have to dispose of them. A win win situation.