Photo by Muffy Aldrich
The Modern Guide to The Thing Before Preppy

Monday, March 27, 2023


Photos by Salt Water New England

Every day, food scraps that can't be saved, fed to the dog, or given to the chickens end up in the composter.  And about twice a year, the compost piles is harvested and the rich, intense matter is added to the garden beds or other places of need.

Bits of leaves and other flotsam make it through the system.
Chickens use the opportunity to find some bugs to eat and even egg shell flakes to reprocess.

Chickens (this Barred Rock is 5 years old) are then very "helpful" in working the compost into the soil in the perennial beds.

And when visiting farms, one stop is always their composting.  


  1. That’s beautiful compost. And the barred rock is my favorite chicken. It’s a pretty bird. Thank you.


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