Thursday, July 1, 2010

For The Birds

Whenever I clean strawberries, I take the trimmings out to the chickens and they pounce on them as if they were the nummiest things they'd ever tasted.

When they see me coming out the door carrying the familiar white dish in my hand, they come running from all parts of the yard.

The geese usually are right there also but missed the treat today.

I don't know if they didn't see me or if they were just so stuffed full of fresh, green grass they didn't have room for anything else. Nothing like a nap under a pear tree of a summer's afternoon. A pretty stress-free life.


  1. I suppose if I were a chicken and that was as close to a strawberry as I could get, I'd come running too! LOL

  2. Do they bother your strawberry patch, or do you have them fenced out? Your birds must be so happy every time they see you come out with a bowl!!

  3. Hi, Jen - I got a chuckle out of your comment. Beggars can't be choosy? (I've often thought how those "bad" pieces I've cut out must taste so succulent to them.)

    Hey, Erin - The birds are definitely fenced out of the strawberry patch. DEFINITELY. Uh-huh. Way out.

  4. And here I thought Dogs were the worst beggars!

  5. Hi, Apple Pie Girl - It's sometimes amazing what these "bird-brains" seem to know. Geese LOVE watermelon rinds. Last summer after several days when I had been throwing them the rinds, I took some overgrown zucchini from the garden and cut it up in big chunks and threw it into the pen. The geese thought it looked like watermelon rinds so came running pushing everybody else out of the way. The first couple of bills chomped at the zucchini and then they looked up at me with the most disgusted expressions on their faces. "What the . . . this isn't watermelon!"