Sunflowers are very useful plants. Did you know you can eat the seeds? Or you can raise them for your own bird seed. We raise them for their beauty, our food, to attract birds, and to give our livestock something delicious to eat on snowy days next winter. Yes, sheep and goats LOVE the leaves and stalks. The hens love perching on the stalks in winter, and when we pull out the stalks, we give the clump of roots to the hens as well. They are delighted to break down the clump and eat up the grit, worms or insects they find there. Sunflowers are very cyclical plants. They are always giving, always enriching, always returning. I love that about them!
Stay tuned for more...so much more! If you love small farms, gardens, farmhouses, chicks, and other animals, you won't want to miss what's coming! Don't worry sheep lovers! I'll have lots more sheep pictures coming, too! Wait until you see Wheely Wooly Moonlight and Wheely Wooly Starlight... two VERY handsome boys we are proud to present! Until then, stay cool everyone!