It's actually not raining yet today. So I took the wheelbarrow on to the veg plot and pulled nettles and grass and filled it and pushed to where the pigs and hens and ducks are residing for the Winter.
I of course remembered to wear some work gloves to avoid getting stung.
Some people say you should let the nettles wilt and dry before feeding it to your livestock. But I just threw armfuls of the stuff. One of the pigs used the McDonald's slogan:
'I'm lovin it!"
Nettles will give them vitamins and add flavour to the eggs and meat.
There are many uses for nettles. We've made a liquid garden tea, nettle tea and soup. Army uniforms can be weaved out of it and you can even make rope with it. Their seeds are supposed to be good dewormers. It's also good for arthritis especially if you lie in a patch of them.
The best thing about nettles is they are FREE!
Do you feed nettles to your livestock? Have you ever made nettle hay?