Our son goes to school for a couple hours once a week. I don't typically hear about everything that he does, however, I did get to witness first-hand a music lesson that my son didn't tell me about. While in a time-out I would hear clapping, but when I'd turn to look I wouldn't notice anything. After time-out and our discussion, my little guy approached me and informed me that he was doing the "Chicken Dance." Hmmm...I didn't know he knew the Chicken Dance. He happily showed me the dance and I have to say it's completely adorable to see a little three year old do the Chicken Dance (much cuter than seeing your older relatives doing it at the last family wedding).
Somehow, our little one had the realization that it's called the "Chicken Dance." I imagine the thought process went like this..."It's called the Chicken Dance so chickens must do it." My adorable child at this point ran up to the chickens (which happily gathered around him), and performed the Chicken Dance as the chickens watched. He was a little perplexed and confused as to why the chickens weren't dancing with him. We came to the conclusion that chickens don't dance.
Well, what a great weekend in NW Pennsylvania. We got a ton accomplished. We are 90% plowed and beginning to ready our fields for planting. I did plant the first of our sweet corn. We should have corn on July 13 of all goes well. We also began another fencing project for our grazing program. Some garden items are going in too. Our asparagus has sprouted nicely. We had the first meal last night. I love spring/summer because our meals are always fresh and free (so to speak).
The weather has given our animals what they have been waiting for all winter....GRASS. The cows have been grazing daily. We strip graze our patures. That means we give the cows only enough new grass to eat each day. Each morning I move the fence to reveal a new section of pasture. They love it and the pastures go a little farther that way too. Otherwise, the cows would tramp down half of the grass before they eat it. The chickens are out as well. They have been happily digging in the woods and snatching the bugs as they hatch. Our egg production has increased as well as the brightness of our yolks. Nothing makes a more colorful egg than grass. The hogs are out on pasture doing some plowing for me. They love clovers and grasses. Of course, they love to dig too. I will upload a picture soon of their handy work. Our garden this year is in their field from last year. The soil is dark brown and fertile. There are very few weeds as well. We finally got the broilers outside. They are getting ready to process in a couple weeks. We have 90 more started and another batch on the way next Thursday. We will be planting our first sweet corn this weekend. The field corn will go in in a couple weeks, probably around the 20 of May. With the lengthening daylight, we have been working hard to get some projects finished and fences built. We are eager to get some more fence up as it makes our grazing program run so much smoother.