As early as July, when we observe the neighbouring wheat field ripening, we have to start putting our order for grains...they are cheap at this point, otherwise, as days goes on, prices also rises. These grains are for our chooks! We have to buy a year's worth feed.
As you know, we do enjoy some aspect of a backward country village life...almost as backward as 18th century..just kidding! Even food for the chickens are all done from scratch!! We have to bring our sacks of grain to the village miller. Notice the weighing scale...yes, it is very olden but still working!!
Then, our mixture of grains are poured into this olden grinder...
Corn, wheat, and the sunflower seeds are all mixed in manually by our jolly miller.
The grinder is definitely not 18th century...it's powered by electricity and at the end of the funnel, we have to be ready to receive the grinded mix back into the sack.
Now, that's all done...one of our annual activity/responsibility for our chooks. From time to time,we supplement some special feed of calcium mix needed for egg production.
At this moment, our chickens are testing our patience with shortage of egg supply...(Do I sound like Miss Twiddy of Chicken Run??)... but that's another story for next time.