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Chicken meets tomato

chicken meets tomato


I found this tomato being munched on by a few Japanese Beetles and thought to myself this is the day our youngest chicken gets to experience the tastiness of a tomato.

He seemed to be a bit perplexed and decided to go ask his mother what he should do.



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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.



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My 12 week old chickens met their first tomatoes today too. After a few experimental pecks they were gulping down cherry toms whole! It's a good thing the tomato patch is far, far, away from their coop or they'd eat them all.

PS- My walking onions are starting to come up! Thanks for the great deal on them.

Comment by April Tue Jul 27 20:19:51 2010
I'm so glad to hear that the onions are coming up! My older ones are finally putting up new green leaves too --- I'd missed them. :-)
Comment by anna Tue Jul 27 20:49:51 2010





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