Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Trinity: Stewardship, Wendell Berry, Chickens

The chickens will bring eggs, I thought.  

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Instead, they've given stewardship.
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8 heirloom chics, 4 breeds.  Some cats others livestock in personality.
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Nothing from the kitchen is wasted, every restaurant meal ends with asking for a left-over container.  Girls go wild for pizza.
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Almost 3 decades in my garden, What would it be now with their poop the entire time?
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More, What would I be like?  Yes, the girls have taught that much.
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Ironically, seeing several clients over a spread of years showed how easy chics are to caretake.
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Sadly, the Stewardship was invisible.
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America was founded upon this Stewardship.  Culture bypassed its tenants.
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  A particular client educates me with every third sentence and every hour starts a sentence, Wendell Berry says.  How can I not pass Wendell Berry along to you?
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Founding Gardeners, is the resource for Stewardship.
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I found what I wasn't looking for, one of life's deepest veins of gold.  From chickens?
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Garden & Be Well,   XO Tara
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2 comments:

La Contessa said...

They are AMAZING those feathered friends!SMART too!Somewhere along the way they got a bad rap…….but I find them very intelligent!The garden wouldn't be the same without them……….and yes they LOVE leftovers!
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penelopebianchi said...

Tara! Why did I think you already HAD chickens??!!

I adore chickens! They are delightful and fun to watch; they are decorative, and their fertilizer is sublime! I have had them for twenty-five years; and (you have to get the kind with their instincts intact);
the most delicious eggs......and there is not one snail or slug!! Not one!!

My husband calls our Belgian bantam "miles flours" "decorator chickens!"