Today I got to work on writing an ebook (or at least it will hopefully end up being an ebook). This one will be about cat behavior issues, what causes them and how to fix them at home, and when to see a veterinarian. This is one of several books I have written and will continue to write. I'm not sure when I will get the older ones made into ebooks. I'm hoping Tony will have time to walk me through the process on one of his days off over the next few weeks.
We had to officially unhook the garden hose, as the high temperatures have not been above freezing lately and aren't likely to be significantly above freezing for some time into the future. We are heading into winter sowing season slowly but surely.
Today the chickens gifted us with two eggs again. This one seems to be the smallest yet from Boss Lady (blue/green egg). I'm still counting it as a win though. That puts us up to ten eggs in the carton today (not including the one #5 broke yesterday, or the one that was cracked a few days ago).
I do have two more roosters I need to either find homes for or eat. I don't have it in my to have another slaughter day. That was exhausting and not worth the amount of time and energy I poured into it.
I suspect if we were to only have hens, we'd be closer to a reasonable price on feed to laying ability. Now we're entering into the cold season where they'll be eating more because they can't forage and they're using up more energy to stay warm (our barns are not heated - the light in the coop to simulate daylight to keep egg production up is LED and doesn't produce heat).
One of the white bunny kits from the chicken coop litter must have been dragged out of the nest tote after nursing, and the chickens got it. I will keep them in the coop for now, but if I lose another kit, I'll be bringing the tote in and "shelving" the entire remaining litter. Inconvenient, but whatever works, right?
We had dinner with my parents today. Homemade chicken and wild rice soup. Delicious! And just perfect for a cold snowy day like today.