The chicks are teenagers now
and living in the “chicken tractor,”
the chicken pen that gets moved
around the garden
every few days
so they have fresh bugs
and weeds for feasting
and can fertilize the new space.
When they get a little older,
(not quite ready for car keys)
they’ll be let out to free range
in the cool of the day.

The rabbits are teenagers now too.
Thor, we call the gray and white one,
and Fru-Fru, the black one,
are play pals.
(And we hope that’s the extent of it.)
Their manure helps feed
the Red Wiggler worms,
who are busy making compost.

Everyone grows up so fast!

Thor (left) and Fru-Fru