I have always loved green. Green must be one of God's favorites too, since he used it to paint so much of creation: his grasses and leaves, his meadows and forests, plants in the oceans and sea, the cacti and succulents, many fruits, insects, animals and birds.
In our world today, "green" has become a political thing. I'm not on board with that. But to cherish the world that God made as a home for his children "under heaven" is a good thing. And today's economy is forcing many of us to get creative with making better use of God's provisions.
I hate pouring fresh water into the sewer when I could nourish a garden with it. I dislike throwing away a beautiful, sturdy container. At this point, I still must do these things. However, I am determined to do my best to make use of what God provides. I'm looking for ways to use my resources to create more resources.
That's where the green chickens come in. Here's how:
My Recipe for Green Chickens:
- Grow more edible items
- Learn to cook more vegetable-based meals.
- Feed scraps to chickens (hens)
- Throw the rest of the scraps on the compost heap
- Add manure and straw bedding to compost
- Use compost to grow more stuff
- Enjoy eating fresh eggs, throw shells on heap
- Give some away
- Eventually eat the chickens
- (Not sure about #9)
It makes sense to me to cherish our world, to use what God gave to its best, fullest potential. Green chickens are not for everyone. But certainly each of us can be a better steward of something. God provides the manna, it is up to us to gather and use it.
I'm using mine to make green stuff.
I'll keep you "posted."