Not much happen

Monday, October 17, 2011
There really is not a lot going on this way at this time for Winter is on its way and only one of the 5 pullets has started to lay. I will be starting on my crafts and playing my game now that winter is upon us. I now have a place where I can put my crafts to sell them to try and make a bit of money. Right now my game is taking up most of my time. I happen to be very addicted to World or Warcraft.
Wasp are making there way into the house almost daily and I have to kill them. I know that they are just looking for a warm place to spent the cold winter but it is not going to be in my house.
Will be butchering around 8 or 9 roosters this next weekend to put int he new freezer that we got. The pig should be going to the butcher shop in the next week or so I hope. with all the chicken and pork we should not have to have any meats but beef and fish for the winter. DH is going to try and get a deer or two this yr so that we have that too.
I am going to start dehydrating frozen veggies and potatoes to have on hand for winter. Around here you never know what is going to happen. One year we had  an Ice storm and was with out power for 6 days, last year we had 18+ inches of snow and I was stuck at home for a few days, so now I try to always be ready since I now live 35 miles from town.
 

Sugar or Spice lay there first egg

Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Today I was filling up the feeder and found one of the twins in the nest box. Once she saw me she got out with a look like "I am not suppose to be in there". I went back about a hour of so later and there in the box was her first egg.


Sugar or Spices first egg at 43g
next to one of Louise's large(61g) egg

I will be keeping an eye on the weight of all the eggs for yesterday Louise laid a XL one. I am hoping that Thelma will start to lay again really soon. It have been two week tomorrow since she stopped sitting on the nest. If she starts to lay again and the twins are starting to lay I should not have to buy any more eggs form the store.
Here in the next few week we are going to be butchering more of the roosters. I know of at least two of them that will be going very soon. I am also going to be butchering   out all the WLRC for all they are doing is eating a bunch of feed and not gaining the weight that they should to make them a good weight at 12 weeks.. I should be able to get all the chicken that I need just by butchering out all the roosters that I get from hatching eggs for the 3 to 4 months that I do it.
Later this month the pig is going to be going to the butcher shop to be done. I will post what all we get once I get it. I am hoping that I get all the fat so that I can make it into lard and save having to buy shorting. Remember before there was shorting they used lard or butter. Saving money is always good.