Sunday, June 16, 2013

4 weeks old

The babies are 4 weeks old.  They are fast when they run and they can fly.  We have been invaded by the 17 year cicadas.  They are a locust which lives underground and feeds off the sap from the tree roots.  They emerge from the ground every 17 years and live about 5 weeks.  Long enough to mate and lay eggs.  They emit a loud whirring sound.  When we go outside it sounds like a weird alien, science fiction movie.  It is so loud.
The chickens love to eat the cicadas and the 2 youngest farmers are happy to catch them and feed them to the chickies.  Good healthy protein!

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