Friday, 20 March 2009
I grow sunflowers for the chooks. They make nice big natural dinnerplates for them to eat from. They get food scraps, a couple of cups of grain and a sunflower or two, though this one pictured was big enough for one days dinner. They're easy to grow and now spring up wild in the garden due to wild birds giving them a hammering before I get to them and scattering seed. The leaves and stems I toss over the fence and the goats munch on them. If there's any stems left (sometimes they chew those too) I let them dry out and use them as kindling. A plant with multiple uses and 100% useability... love it. Oh, and they don't look half bad while they're growing either, and Caleb still loves to draw wonky looking smiley faces in the heads.