"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
Dr. Adrian Rogers 1931-2005

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Happy Birds are from New Mexico

What are the birds of the Double Nickel so interested in? What is keeping their attention?

Well it all begins with this bucket (pot). It is the Slop Bucket. And it almost never looks so empty or clean!

As it is filled with the food waste of the farm. The egg shells are crushed and dumped in the bucket, a slice of lunch meat that was lost in the fridge, onion scraps, the dark outer leaves of the cabbage, banana peels, plate scrapings after each meal, chicken bones, bones from any meat, the broth or juices from any food- you get the idea. Nothing is thrown to the garbage and garbage disposal? Well they are the garbage disposals!
And because of the slops that we take out every mid day, we are given a gift in return from our happy birds. Now we do have to hunt for some of the eggs as a few of our hens are fickle, and need absolute privacy, but look...

Happy Birds lay beautiful, lovely, tasty, wonderful eggs, and we are on year three of not buying any eggs!!

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