Surviving Minnesota!

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by Bogtown Chick, Nov 18, 2015.

  1. erlibrd

    erlibrd Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I am getting some Kamut wheat on Wednesday so I'll sprout some of that, I did some late last winter. Not anything large scale like yours since I only have 15 hens. Have seed trays and 2 seedling mats that I usually put under the worm bins in the winter but didn't this year. The worms are surviving without heat.
     
  2. KlopKlop

    KlopKlop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    THis is my recipe. not only is is yummy but you can combine the dry ingredients into a mason jar and it makes a great gift if you decorate it all fancy like. I combine all the dry ingredients and put them in quart canning jars and give as gifts. All the recipient needs to add is the can of beer and butter over the top of the loaf.

    It originally came from allrecipes
    Ingredients

    • 2 1/2 cups self-rising flour
    • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
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    3 cups all purpose flour
    4 teaspoons baking powder
    2 teaspoons salt

    1/4 cup brown sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
    • 3/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
    • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can beer
    • 1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted

    Directions
    1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x5 inch baking pan.
    2. In a bowl, mix the self-rising flour, all-purpose flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, onion powder, and Italian seasoning. Pour in the beer, and mix just until moistened. Transfer to the prepared baking pan. Top with the melted butter.
    3. Bake 45 to 55 minutes in the preheated oven, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
     
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  3. Rhetts

    Rhetts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do have some seed trays left over from last springs growing season. Thinking of trying to do a vertical setup. No pumps & probably no light either but I can put it near a south facing window.
     
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  4. KlopKlop

    KlopKlop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Depending how warm your house is, no additional heat is needed. I am adding heat because my basement is only in the mid 50s, and no natural light, so i am adding florescent light. I also will be moving my herbs and a few house plants down under the lights.
     
  5. holm25

    holm25 Jr Chicken Wrangler

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    This what I am doing i actually might make try holder on the bottom of my 4½ foot tall brooder. Or I will do this. I found it on google.

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  6. Just printed it. Thanks!!
     
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  8. erlibrd

    erlibrd Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    You're welcome!
     
  9. Rhetts

    Rhetts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I tried to snap a couple pics for you all.

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    So I could only get undercarriage shots of the cow on the left in the group shot. I know those teats look like really small but I have to tell you they were literally non existent before so this is major change. There are 6 teats so the two in the very back are little nubbins but the other 4 are larger. Her backside is starting to get dark red and puffy just today. And she is walking like she has something caught between her legs if you know what I mean.
     
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  10. KlopKlop

    KlopKlop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    THose are a good idea but 2 things you need to consider:
    1) things that sit flat dont drain well enough
    2) there needs to be lots of air or you will get mold, which is exacerbated by #1

    Also, those little tray stack things are spendy! I would be interested to hear how it goes if you do, those 2 things are what i learned right out of the gate from my experiment
     

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