Crunchy Chicken is running another challenge. This one is about reducing our waste in the kitchen. The problem is that I've become rather lax in this area as a result of the chickens. It's far too easy to just give the leftovers to them, than to find a way to use them for us. Sad, but true. Crunchy caught on to this chicken loophole pretty quickly and closed it for us. Darn her!
They get so excited whenever I come out to see them. Their little food bowl (an old dog dish) is empty and they'd really like some treats please. "But Crunchy says I have to eat the people food myself!" They didn't like that one bit and said some not so nice things about her that I won't repeat here. "Don't worry" I tell them. "I just read an article in Mother Earth News about growing chicken feed. I had already planned to grow some extra greens for you." They still aren't very happy, but what can you do, they're chickens. These are the same animals that when given yogurt to help their tummies, decided to step in it and then eat it off of each other's feet.
So, onto the challenge. This is actually a good time of year for this one. The garden isn't producing and we're using up everything that has been canned and frozen. My biggest issue will be making just enough for us and/or freezing any leftovers, until we can get to them. I'm sure the chickens will still get a few things here and there, but I need to make a concerted effort to reduce our waste, and not cop out and give it to the chickens.