Welcome Brethern, you'll see it can get pretty chatty on this thread.
Sometimes it gets too chatty. Either that or I have age-onset ADD. I should be doing homework but I am completely burned out when it comes to school work. All of this talk of painting, carving, sewing, coop building and other creative projects has my mind wandering all over the place. I have those western red cedars to plant, fence posts to sink, lawn to aerate, and tons of other things that need done here and at my Mom's house.
Maybe I can get some advice here. My Mom gave me the e-mail addy of my "brother" and said he would like to talk to me. I was about 25 when I found out that I had an older brother. I only ever met him once, in 1984 or so. I started to write an e-mail but I can't think of anything to say. Not a darn thing. It's not like me to be at a loss for words.
On another note, my egg laying project needs to be turned in no later than April 26th. The first run of data suggest that there is no correlation between amount of daylight and egg production in backyard flocks. With my flock as a control group, there is a strong indicator that egg production actually decreased as the days got longer. I still have to run the analysis for scientific confidence.
Anyway, I should try to do some homework.