Tuesday, January 07, 2014

thin shelled eggs............

according to all the articles I could find this is from lack of calcium and phosphorus. Hmmmmmmmmmm, I feed a balanced layer feed, I provide oyster shell and the water is not salty.  The chickens are not pullets and should therefore not be having this problem.  So, one wonders if old age has something to do with it, or perhaps cold.  In any case, if I can't find a way to solve it the last to chickens will be moving to a colder climate, too (the freezer).  I am not feeding them to have eggs that don't make it past the nest box.

I got the bathroom closets and cupboards sorted out today.  I even packed up my huge supply of rags into plastic bags and will donate them to the Salvation Army Thrift store next time I go to town.  Have all the old prescriptions ready to be disposed of - have to call clinic tomorrow & find where to do that.  I checked to see if we are supplied with needed first aid items and other OTC things that one uses on occasion.  I try to do this once a year to make sure that there are no surprises up there in the cabinets.

I got the first quilt top from my late mum's project pile finished.  Now I will cut a backing & make the quilt sandwich.  Mom tied her quilts, but I think I'm going to make a modification - make a star-like quilting at each corner of the block - it will emulate tying.  I also started a baby hat for the charity project that my spinning group is going to do this year.

Plus I am working on all of the other projects a little bit at a time.  I want to start a quilt, too, but I am holding myself back.  I want to get some of the UFO projects done first. 

1 comment:

Kathy said...

Interesting about the egg shells. We buy eggs and at Christmas my daughter noted that the shells were so thick that it was difficult to crack the eggs.

Sounds like you're making headway with your goals. Good job!

drMolly, the BeanQueen