Not that we’re complaining, but it’s seems a bit weird lately living in LA. I know one of the reasons people move here is because of the weather, but this is ridiculous, right!?! Did we even have a winter or did Spring just not get the notice to arrive some time in March like usual?
Record high temperatures, flowers blooming in late January, and very little rainwater to collect for what’s sure to be a very hot summer, what’s with the environment, anyway?
It seems the warm weather even confused our flock into thinking it’s Spring. We were surprised to find our first chicken eggs, conveniently enough on January 1st after a mid season heat blast. Seems I wasn’t the only one to resolve myself to more productivity this year. Losing ourselves in the moment, we celebrated our first eggs and are very proud of what we’ve shared with our kids, collecting eggs has been the highlight of the day for the boys and their friends.
But what about the chickens? Is an early lay a good thing? Will it affect their productivity in years to come? Their life cycle? I don’t have any answers, just questions and curiosity as I got to see firsthand how the weather affected the cycle of life. When life is exposed to the elements, without insulation and heating, it takes on a whole new thing, right?
Whether or not global warming is real, there’s a bunch of things we can all do in our daily lives to make the world a cleaner, better place. So while you’re at the beach this weekend, or sunning in the garden with your flowers in full bloom, take a minute to think about what you might be missing.
At Refyll, our goal is to eliminate disposable packaging. To create safe products for the environment. To give people an alternative. If you’re on board, come and see us on Sunday at the Mar Vista Farmer’s Market, ground zero for change!