Chickens are laying at the Veteran’s Farm — Growing Veterans, which features a significant Huxley presence of farmers. The chicken on the left was attacked by an owl last year, but modern medicine and TLC cured the ailing chicken, now considered the alpha hen.

Time for Nettle pesto — harvest with gloves, parboil, then add oil and salt (and pine nuts, parmesan, and pepper if you like)

This is also the season for eating dandelion blossoms, leaves, and roots.
See this 2011 post for the recipe:

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