|woodpecker on the suet feeder|
Boiled eggs and fed to the pups. I researched a bit on that today, as I'd recently read of a blogger who gave her dogs 12 eggs a day. She did not say how many dogs she had in the post, so I don't know how many they were getting each. Some of the info today said raw eggs were preferable, and other info said boiled was better. A couple of vets have told me that cholesterol is not an issue with dogs, but I'll have to ask about the raw vs cooked debate, and the number of eggs recommended. Being able to cut back on bought food would be nice, I added the egg shells to a pan to dry. When I get enough, I crush them and add to the compost.
I gathered potatoes... we have them on the ground at the woods edge covered with pine straw and tin, which has worked well for us... they are sprinkled with lime to discourage insects. Prepared colcannon with our potatoes and a store bought cabbage. We have a few cabbage plants, but they are not big enough to harvest. Gave the chickens an apple that turned brown and grated cauliflower stems and leaves for the pups dinner. Also gave them a bit of leftover cranberry sauce. I hung laundry on the line one afternoon, as the next day had only a 20% chance of rain, but it pretty much rained or misted all day, so I had to bring the laundry in and dry in the dryer, except the wool items which I hung in various places. Sometimes I just do my best, and am thankful for a dryer to use as needed.
|my coop cleaning buddy|