I didn't have time to plait my garlic properly because of my sudden trip in December. It was harvested but I wanted it to dry out a little before I braided it. Isn't it beautiful!
These are the rejects...broken, small...inferior.
Rejected but not wasted.
Mushed up in the food processor,
bagged up in 12 portions
One a month will be thawed
and fed to the chickens.
Great for general health
and a natural worm treatment.
See...they love it.
Today I mixed it with some breakfast cereal.
Weetbix and garlic, anyone?
These are the lavender Araucanas.
I think (think!) there are five hens and three roosters.
All of these photos are mainly of one bird
which I think is a rooster.
His tail is longer and droopier.
I think I know someone who would love him.
Araucanas, I have found, make the strangest noises.
They cluck like the other chooks sometimes,
but at other times make a call more like a turkey.
Definitely a bit of a gobble
and they have deep voices.
The big girls loved their 'medicine' too.
Heather even had her's off the spoon.