Spending time in the garden almost always throws up something unexpected. What appeared to be a leaf, among many leaves, was a home of snails. Just look at them, and as happy as they were, the chickens were happier!
Farming snails has crossed my mind a few times, and some Permies endorse the practice as a viable micro livestock alternative to quail and rabbits. Now finding an Escargatoire in my front yard was kind of cool, and the snail harvesting thing is going to happen one day. But not today unfortunately – these little shelled buggers are about third on my list. For now they can serve as a ready source of protein for chooks, or to fall under a handful of coffee grounds.