Autumn’s Vases: Gourds & Pumpkins

My chickens believe that my mums are for standing on and walking through, which is to be expected, but when I find the broken stems my feathered vandals have left behind, I can’t bring myself to throw them away. 

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A recent trip with my daughters to a local pumpkin farm provided the inspiration for giving a second life to the broken mums.

This Cinderella pumpkin variety is my flock’s favorite flavor.

Simply cut off the top of a gourd, scoop out the center, add water & fill with flowers.

Kate, my Speckled Sussex hen, always has to know what’s going on and whether there’s something edible to be had.

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KiwiLand
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KiwiLand

I wish we had a pumpkin farm here! All those different kinds of squash and gourds would be so cool to see.

TheChickenChick
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Not that I'm aware of.

R.R. Starr
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R.R. Starr

I love mums, but alas I am terribly allergic to them! However, that is an adorable idea and there are plenty of other flowers that I could use. My little chickens always have to come see what I am doing and 'assist.' If I want some dirt scratched or something edible pecked, they are more than happy to lend a foot or a beak. If I don't want either, too bad!

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Barbara Metzger

are there any varieties of gourds you should not feed your chickens

Lara @ MommyKazam
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Lara @ MommyKazam

Such a cute idea, I’m definitely going to have to borrow it 🙂

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