11.22.2012 Racking, Bottling and Corking

On Thanksgiving, I am responsible for the bread and the potatoes.  Consequently, I don’t cook much on Thanksgiving.  Rather, I do most of my cooking the day before and yesterday was a 12 hour marathon.  3 batches of bread, a … Continue reading

9.18.2012 Molting!!! And a few accidental discoveries.

So, the chickens have made it official.  They are molting and more than a couple of them look like they have mange.  The daily rate of lay has dropped from almost 50% to less than 30%, which means instead of … Continue reading