Hey all! All is good here. With my daughter living in Maryland and Nathan's 2 with their mom again, we've been putting job applications out there. I've applied to a job in Oregon, 2 in California and 1 in St.Kits in the Caribbean. Even though I am satisfied in my current position, it has no growth potential. I don't have any hope that I'll get them (as anyone looking for jobs knows, you might as well give up the hope part as you are lucky to even hear back from them).
Otherwise, the fam-damily is great, the animals are fluffing up for winter, and DH is trying to complete staining of the fencing.
Originally Posted by Firstchic
Chickenscratch, what is a chimney tuck? and where did you get your winter bucket water?
1stchic-a tuck, referring to mortar, is when the seams between bricks are falling out and they "tuck" in more mortar to stabilize the structure. I got my winter bucket at the Blain's F&F in Racine, WI. I haven't had to use it yet, but the lady that recommended it said she'd never again buy another one of the gravity feeders for winter purposes. It is a blue bucket and comes in several sizes (some being big enough for large animals).
Originally Posted by bigzio
Afternoon to everyone....chickenscratch, your ear musta been ringing with my wondering how you guys are doing! Glad to hear all is well.
Bringing birds from other property onto yours is always taking a risk, firstchic....folks can tell a lot of stories of that to be true on here alone. The least problem flocks are closed flocks....raising and hatching your own peeps....or start with a flock of chicks from a hatchery and allow them to build resistance on your property.
This was a feral pig cd....while I can post a link with a lot of good information from the DNR....that are usually about 5 years behind the real time outdoors happenings....for example...their map of known feral pigs is from 2012....really? They never accept the truth until they can't deny it any longer....
Hugz!!!!!! Thanks for thinking about us!
Originally Posted by Celtic Chick
Staci, you are amazing. And so is your little house. I love it, and your enamelware too. I hope your thumb is healing up good for you.
Good to hear from you again cs.
We love our root veggies here too. They are an absolute must for any wintertime cooking, especially soups. Yum!
A pig roast sure would be nice at camp sometime. My uncle used to have a pig roast every year down on his farm. I sure miss him.
Not too much new here. Jim, no S word please!
Cindy-we should get together one of these days and make some green goop together!!!
Originally Posted by mophead
The old house (in Milwaukee 'burbs) finally sold, so yesterday I had movers haul the rest of my furniture up here to Sauk County. Now my house is a jam-packed solid sea of furniture.
Gotta spend the weekend arranging things and figuring out what else to sell or donate. Looking forward to having everything settled under one roof.
Originally Posted by babylady4
I wish I could convince this town to stop allowing burning leaves....... Some afternoons it looks like a fog bank has rolled in...... Wreaks havoc with the asthma too.
Me too. It's given me migraines, itchy eyes, etc
Originally Posted by jvls1942
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY BRENT AND SUE . .
Yes Happy Anniversary to you Bigz & Suzie!!!!!
Originally Posted by 67drake
Still a newbie here. This is my 1st time raising chickens. I have 12 hens and 1 rooster,all born May 1st.
They were laying about 8-9 eggs a day until last week. Like somebody flipped a switch,now I get 1 egg a day,and yesterday 0.
I heard/read they lay less in colder weather,but is this extreme change normal? It's not really cold here in SE WI yet. I just want to make sure there is not a problem.
Thanks for any help.
I think Jim answered this well. I live fairly close to you, just across the WI/IL border. The laying is effected (to my knowledge) by light not temperature. I have lights on from ~5am-7pm, but their production will change with the external lighting I've found too (meaning if we have a cloudy, rainy day). But yours are new at laying and that can effect their laying too.