Sunday, April 22, 2012

Happy Earth Day!


Happy Earth to one and all!!  Hopefully the rest of the world is having a beautiful and productive Earth Day. I think it's safe to say that the weather around the Shawhan farm is keeping most of us indoors. Cold and rainy doesn't do much for motivation in terms of going out and cleaning up or planting anything. Even the chickens have chosen to stay indoors today. (They hate that too, by the way...)

Chickens are wonderful little Earth helpers...except when they destroy everything by digging it up....But their poo is great for the dirt and they keep insects at bay. They enjoy cleaning up the spilled corn from the steers and spilled oats from Jimmy and Charlie. The ladies LOVE Styrofoam..don't ask because I don't know why. They found a lot of Styrofoam in the garage last summer and it magically did Dan's deer target....they are it all except the plastic legs.

Foghorn is excited about the new recycling place right down the road that is run by the Amish. He wants to take in all my aluminum cans and get paid for it. He says he wants to save his money for a new gold grill like Flavor Flav and get a big gold chain necklace.... (Someone PLEASE come save me from this crazy bird!)

Most of my recycling goes to Wal-Mart (of all places). We save anything cardboard, even Pop-Tart boxes (which annoys Dan, but God love him, he puts any empty box in the recycling pile). We also save paper and plastic. I used to save aluminum cans, but if my work is going to get sabotaged by a rooster, then maybe I won't do it anymore!

                                                                                                        ...cluck... cluck...cluck...

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