Chicken Garden Party

It's Monday! Time for our weekly installment of Radical Homemaking. Interested in learning more about what that means, check out THIS post and THIS post. 

I'm in the process of transitioning our summer garden. The overgrown green beans, cucumber and tired tomatoes of spring have been removed to make way for broccoli, kale, chard, romaine and turnips. I'll add garlic and onions later in the season.

In the meantime, this is a great opportunity to let my chickens into the veggie beds. It's like a buffet. They eat all the yummy grubs, turn the soil, leave little nitrogen rich deposits and save me money on feed! I also like to let them pick through the piles of garden refuse. They sort through the vines and root balls looking for bugs. Here are some photos of my garden in transition and my hens hard at work. What do you have planned for your winter garden?

My wisteria is confused and popped out a beautiful purple bloom!