Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Sunflowers

I like to plant sunflowers and dry and save the heads for the chickens to have in the winter.  They produce a lot of high oil feed for a fairly inexpensive price, and they're entertainment too. I hang one just above their reach so they can jump and peck at it. One will jump and knock seeds out, and the others will all scramble.

I had to fence the new plantings because Damn Bunny has been snipping every seedling that comes up right off at the dirt.  Very frustrating!

I had three volunteer sunflowers come up in the middle of the yard this spring and I cut them and hung them up to dry last week. I will keep any useful volunteer, no matter how oddly placed in the yard it might be!

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