I had no idea they would be so tough, whereas the spinach seems to have gone on holiday.
Today I spent an hour thinning out the rocket and replanting some in a garden bed after the chooks has turned over the soil.
Now roll on rocket pesto!
Set oven to 225
|On the airwaves|
On ABC 774 this Saturday at 6.30am Libbi Gorr will be chatting with Amanda McClaren from the much celebrated Yapunyah Meadow Grazed Chickens.
Amanda and her husband, Ian, graze about 5000 chickens on their property near Graytown (between Heathcote and Nagambie). Farmers' market customers are raving about their delicious, grass fed chook for its fabulous flavour and texture and according to Amanda that's all thanks to grazing the birds on grass!
Soil health is very important to Amanda and Ian and in fact their business idea came about when they noticed the remarkable difference in the soil after their laying chooks had been rotated through their orchard.