But it's not all fun and games. What? You didn't know there was an unglamorous side? Oh yes, most of the time I scrub down multiple times upon entering the house, and my outside clothes never get past the mud room.
Just the other day I did my annual cleaning of the chicken coop. Ok, it's more than annual, but I don't want to scare you off (yet). In the warm weather months, the chickens spend the majority of their time wandering the ranch looking for goodies. The goodies consist of bugs, grain the cows missed, or grass. Should I mention their favorite past time is digging in the cow plops for maggots and undigested grain......Mmmmmmmmmm!
First I need a nice calm day, that way the poo dust is kept to the minimum.
I dress for the occasion.
This pile is not all from the chickens, the goats and cows contributed to it. Most of the pile I picked up pitchfork by pitchfork....ok, fine, my hubby helped out a little (lot) with his tractor. After a while, it will turn into compost for our garden and we'll spread some around the pasture to fertilize the soil.
Ahhhh, a nice clean coop with fresh bedding!