Friday, May 20, 2011

A Food Circle

The girls in the Yellow Hen House keep our fridge full of these....

So we always have lots and lots of these....

I save them until I have a bagful and bake them until they get really dry and brittle. (Doug has instructed me to tell you they stink while they bake.) Then I run them through the food processor until they are
nicely ground.

Then I can dump them right into the garden. It takes a lot of time for them to decompose whole in the compost pile. When you grind them up they are easy to incorporate, decompose a bit faster and dry, sharp edges are great to keep the cutworms at bay. I mix some in with the girls' flax seed snack, too.

How's that for a food circle?

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