Chicken pottery – My new, cool thing September 6, 2012
We as a family are generally pretty frugal. We like making the most of what we get into the house. This goes double for our foods. We like to use fresh vegetables as often as we can. In an effort to follow my Mom’s wise mantra “waste not, want not”, we give the scraps from prepping meals to the girls. But, often because we don’t have a dedicated container for this, we sometimes fill up a plastic container (perhaps a leftover sour cream container or coffee container)… and then we forget about it. Oh, no! Wasted veggies languishing… forgotten and thrown away, instead of making their way to the flock to be enjoyed and appreciated by the ladies. I needed a solution. What I came up with was Chicken Pottery.
Chicken Pottery, right? I really need to wall off that area of the patio from them.
But thus my Chicken Pottery was envisioned. I made my Chicken Scrap Bowl with a lid so that I can keep it neat and tidy on my counter without attracting bugs during the day. Plus it’s a dedicated spot for these scraps, instead of random containers that get thrown away by mistake or forgotten. It’s big enough for a single day of gathering the scraps from the prep work for meals. But it’s small enough to not take up a ton of room on my already limited counters. And as a bonus, it’s in a color that I like versus a bright color that just doesn’t tickle my fancy.
How do you manage kitchen scraps for your flock?