September 24, 2013

Grub Bucket

Never go digging without one of these.

My grub bucket

I always keep one handy when I'm digging in garden beds or compost, because I usually find quite a few of these gourmet chicken treats

Grubs found in the compost pile.

I gathered these while filling the wheelbarrow with compost. They look pretty yucky to me, but the chickens love them.

Speaking of compost

Wheelbarrow of compost

Because of all the rain this summer, this has been my most productive year for compost. The rain didn't have anything to do with it directly, but because of the rain the goats stayed inside more, which meant I had more to muck out than before. That meant lots of compost. No complaints about that.

Grub Bucket © September 2013 


Willow said...

I agree ! lol I do the same thing ~ my chickens LOVE them !

Farmer Barb said...

I once had hens who were trained to the sound of my shovel hitting rock. I could barely work because I had chickens scratching up the progress!

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to have compost that looks that pretty! You can keep the grubs though :P

Ed said...

I think I ate a grub once at a insect and worm festival. It was deep fried and I do believe I had a few beers in me at the time. I wish I could tell you it was delicious but I don't remember.

I do remember eating some chocolate covered ants and sauteed grasshoppers among other things. Perhaps they were before the two beers because I do remember both of those were pretty decent.

Renee Nefe said...

We haven't had many clippings to put on the compost pile this year...mostly letting them stay in the yard.
So what is getting that compost?

Ellen and Adrian said...

Interesting that you're able to be thankful for the results of having more mucking out to do!

Frank and Fern said...

That is a great idea. I usually just toss the grubs into a place I hope the song birds will see them and eat them. It is a better trade off to get a few eggs for them. Thanks for the idea!


Leigh said...

Willow, at least something good can become of them!

Barb, that's so funny. For as dumb as chickens are about some things, they are supersmart about others! They can be a nuisance when you're trying to dig, I know. :)

Stephanie, may your gardens and compost be forever grub free! Just in case, however, I'd suggest getting a few chickens.

Ed, well, you know, the UN recently declared insects to be food, so there you have it. Not sure who exactly they are supposed to be food for. :p

Renee, the garden, fruit trees, herb beds, you name it!

Ellen and Adrian, that's how I have to think of it, being thankful in all things!

Fern, I figure it's extra protein for those eggs. :)