Hijrah hen at work | Rajab/Spring 1438
On our urban homestead, we have three laying hens. Over the weekend I spent a couple of hours mucking out their pen. We’ve been using free leaves from the city for their bedding and in return, the hens have given us nearly a half-yard of well-shredded compost material.
Mucking is often considered a tedious, dirty chore. Yet, there is a direct relationship between pen mucking and building healthy soil. The soil in which we grow food and medicine to nourish and heal ourselves. In addition mucking is physical work, a nourishment unto itself.