I need to paint. And the other night I couldn't sleep and brainstormed about how to fix up my nesting boxes in the coop to give me better out door access. The top lid is rotting underneath the shingles and it's always so heavy. I'm going to make smaller drop down doors I think that will allow for easier clean outs and use gravity to help open the door. I've thought of insulating those nesting areas as well to help reduce cracked eggs. But it may just be my silver bubble wrap to get that job done. I don't like the idea of lining the boxes with that stuff though. I like keeping it homey looking in the nest boxes. It's the girls' private time in those boxes. LOL. You know what I mean. They sit in there and reflect, lay their little gifts to me. I want everything zen for them. Not ....silver Bubble wrap.
I've been thinking about retro fitting my nest boxes as rollaways. Every so often, egg eating is an issue. I am able to handle it, but it's such a nuisance. They don't lay on the ground too often, because the dogs tend to brazenly eat those. Good and bad - they are better about sticking to the nest boxes because of that.
I'm thinking, because of your project, I should line the holding area with silver bubble wrap. Yay! Another project idea!
Glad to hear from you, hope all is well with the flock and the family
I've noticed that, too. With the rain and nice temps, I feel like there should be more bugs. I'm thankful though. Maybe the random cool snaps we've had are playing a part...
Beings we are speaking of Siggie's imminent demise from bad sushi. I have to tell you I almost died yesterday from some "fish soup thingy" at a place near UMD. I ordered this thing thinking I was getting a variety of fish and seafood on a plate. I got a bowl of fish soup, with shrimp, crab and mussels in it. By the time we got from Mount Royal to Adolph I was sick. My daughter assured me food poisoning does not come on that fast. I am not so sure. Luckily I lived to tell about it and feel great today...
EJB is correct about the Adolph store if you happen to be going by it on Hwy 2, stop and get some meats, they are great. It is one of those places I could just sit in and soak up the odors of the smoked meat. It is so good in there.
I do not know of anyplace with better meats, but that place off the beaten path in Isanti comes close...
The Isanti butcher is one of the few with a rep for giving you back the correct animal and not holding back meat. Van Meters in Luck, WI, and Swanks in Taylors Falls are good, too. And Cherry Hill.
I never order mixed seafood! One thing at a time, thank you. I'm glad you're okay
With the hot weather on it's way....I am thinking about freezing some fruit and veggies in a couple of ice block things. Anybody try this before....what size containers would you recommend. I'm thinking sour cream size containers, possibly a couple of ice cube trays. Thoughts?
I freeze small fruits and herbs (and diced peppers!) on a cookie sheet, then toss them in a 2-1/2-gallon freezer bag. They are nice and loose that way and you can take out what you need.
Dehydrating and then freezing (or not) saves a lot of space, too.
, think twice if any of us Minnesota folks invite you out to lunch
I Snapped a few pictures out in the "Jungle". My kid found two new best friends - I'm glad they're too heavy for him to carry around all the time. And he feeds them worms so of course they adore him. Ignore his Lacrosse/hunting boots look! My little ones are loving it outside. They're around 9-10wks right now. Once old enough, I feel they grow faster when let out to free range. I have one chick that doesn't leave the coop and she's noticeably smaller. Coincidence? Maybe. I still believe it though. And the ducks......
Don't apologize! Some of our best candids are in muck boots. That's a happy kid there. Nice chicks!