Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Its a fuzzy picture because I was taking it quickly. Frank is modeling a sock I made for my mom, along side his beer. Just showing what a nice fit the sock is!
These fish are considered bait by most people up here, you can fish as many of them as you like. My uncle froze them this way, as in not gutted. We thawed them and are feeding them to the geese and chickens. I think we will fish many of them this summer and freeze for dog, cat and poultry food.
Another poultry snack. Chickens need a diet high in protein. Laying feed in Ks cost from 6-9$ a 50 lb bag. Up here it is between 19-25$ a 50 lb bag. I am certain they do not lay larger eggs. The eggs sell for more, but not enough more! We are raising these meal worms, there are not many yet but there will be, to feed to the chickens. These are larvae, they will become beetles, breed and lay eggs/make more larvae and then we will feed some larvae to the chickens and geese. It will take about 2 months to have a large serving daily of the meal worms for them.
My dishwasher is a drying rack, random and not related but it is. It stinks, it wont work. If you use it, it truly smells bad and you have to pour bleach down it and then not use it. Now it does not smell so we dry dishes on it and wait for a sale on dishwashers. It does a poor job because its cheap, and it smells because it has a tiny food trap at the bottom that you cannot clean out, and the previous owners clearly didnt rinse their dishes. Eww.
This however, is a built in dishwasher on its own! The only blender that is all one piece at the bottom, I do not have to take it apart. A little water and soap, turn it on, voila, clean blender.
Banana breads, this is what the vita mix was used for. These are quite yummy! I had 6 brown bananas so I used them up. Now my children have something to snack on while we work our tails off. Frank is on the way home, and then we make a 2nd roving coop. Tomorrow night, we make a 3rd. We have butcher roosters being held for us, laying hens living with the goats needing a home of their own, and pullets (girl chickens, will be hens later, they are not laying age) living in the current coop. The geese-this one is odd- are using the greenhouse! Its too cold to use it without heat yet, so they live in there with a roughly fenced yard in front until they are used to our property and can be allowed to roam free and guard the property.
That is it. Off to build.