Produce galore!

There were soooo many bags of apples gifted to me that I couldn’t let Bessie and the Terrible Twosome have them all (too many could cause bloat). I gave them about 50 apples and gave the rest to the turkeys and chickens.

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The turkeys went wild for these things.

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Getting extra or soft veggies and fruit from friends, neighbors, and coworkers is a great way to stretch the food budget for my little farm. It’s so much better than processed grain for them, too!

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The brother of the lady who babysat me when I was a little girl sent a bunch of huge zucchini home for my birds last week. I just fed them the last one mixed in with the apples. The chickens just go crazy for zucchini.  This is great because the raw seeds of the cucurbitaceae family {gourds, watermelon, cantaloupe, pumpkin, zucchini} are a natural de-wormer for worms such as tapeworm and roundworm.  I let the birds eat as much of these as they want.

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Thank you to Marge’s sister and Kay’s brother!!!

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