We cleared the woods and put you up.
From rotting leaves you gave us good earth.
But now your sides are gray and worn.
And chickens scratch the dirt.
We put our compost bins up in 2009. We cleared a big swath of land near the garden. Today you can barely tell what we’d cleared. The trees have come back and next to the compost, the asparagus bed is in full foliage.
We’re letting the chicks free range in the hopes they might be able to rid me of the little worms and crickets that have devastated my peas and beans. In the meantime, they thought they’d find good pickings over at the compost bin too.
Life on the farm.