March 21, 2016

Keeping My Eye on This One

She looks innocent enough, right?

Duchess running to me for a mealworm treat.

Well, there's something you don't know about Duchess.

I only learned about it recently.

It seems she loves kale.

Remember that kale we planted? That's all it now—a memory.

I mean she REALLY LOVES kale.

She ate every kale plant in the garden right down to the stems.

I caught her as she was finishing up the last leaf.

I can't blame her, really.

She was only doing what chickens do.

It was our fault for not putting up a barrier to keep her out of the garden.

I forgive her.

No ma'am, not the bluebonnets!

But I'm drawing the line at my bluebonnet flowers.

I'm keeping my eye my on this one.


  1. At least she's eating a balanced diet.

    1. Our garden is her personal all-you-can-eat buffet. Well...that's a bit of an exaggeration...she did eat all the kale, but only nibbled the bluebonnets.

  2. Well, at least she is eating healthy! Kale is just loaded with good things :) (Bad Duchess...but she's still beautiful.)

    1. We still haven't put up a barricade around the garden boxes. The romaine lettuce may be the next to go.

  3. Oh no, I'll have to remember that if we get hens again :)

    1. A simple bit of chicken wire around the garden boxes will keep them out. So far the kale has been the only casualty.


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