When we go to the cinema ... this year we are once again watching as many films as we can again with our Cineworld cards ... we tend to loiter until the end of the credits and as we walk out we pick up any abandoned bags of popcorn and bring them home with us. Sometimes it's amazing that people will buy a huge bag and then only eat an inch or so of the popcorn before leaving the rest on the floor as they leave.
Well our chickens love the stuff, it is after all only the corn they get to eat each day as their daily treat ... but popped!
Then the other day I had a brainwave, the bags that it comes in are the perfect size to hold a bag of potatoes neatly in the kitchen cupboard. Left in their polythene bag the potatoes sweat, even if it is cut open, and once they sweat they go soft much quicker. So now I keep a couple of popcorn bags back ready to store any potatoes in.
I have also decided to keep the large 20kg bags that the chickens actual corn comes in for storing our homegrown potatoes in after our harvests this year ... WHY did I never think to do this before?
I'd better go ... someone has come over to let me know that it really is time for corn.
They're a bossy lot my chickens.