As I said earlier this week, they're beginning to look tasty...
But since I'm a generous soul and willing to give them one more chance, I decided they needed to be put to work providing some use to the homestead.
My daughter and I created a make-shift chicken coop/run out of my bean and cucumber trellises.
I have an area I would like garden in the spring, but I can't seem to get all of the weeds out and I have had such a miserable time with bugs. So, we placed a couple of hens in the run and let them do all the work of weeding and bug control. They added a little of their own special fertilizer and were kind enough to till up the soil to mix it all in.
The only difficult part is catching two or three chickens to move to this area and then catching them again to put them back in their pen for the night. Easier said than done...
A few more days in this spot for the hens and then I will move the run to another section I would like worked on. I'm hoping I will have a nice patch of fertile soil for spring planting!
And yes, that is a cat rear-end up top there. Nice.