Monthly Archives: November 2009

Eggs Anyone?

Since the gardening season is over in Central Oregon there is not much going on at my house.  The garden is tilled and awaiting the spring.  The worms are happy and quickly turning their bin.  I have been sewing a lot more lately.  It is more like teaching myself to sew with the expertise of some sewing friends.  My latest project is going to be a quilt.  I will show you it in a couple of years when it is done, LOL.  I am still composting.  Soon I think I will tarp the compost to help keep it a little warmer during the winter.  I don’t know for sure that this works, but I feel like I am doing something productive.  I plan on getting some fresh apples and canning them soon.

…and the chickens…

I was told that if you want your chickens to keep laying during the winter you have to put a heat lamp in with them.  I kept it in mind but only got it in there about 2 1/2 weeks ago.  Through the summer we were getting 3 eggs a day from our 3 lovely ladies.  I noticed that before we got the light in there we were only getting maybe 1 egg on a good day.  So in went the lamp.  It took about a week, but we are up to 2-3 eggs a day.

So… I guess it has been proven.  My girls are laying well again and we will be leaving the lamp in until the nights warm up again.  Today, that seems like a LONG time.

ALSO…

This is the time of year that we shop more than normal.  Lets be sure we are doing our part by taking those reusable bags into the store with us.  Sometimes they are easy to forget, but lets try real hard to not contribute to more plastic bags.

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