It looks like here in N.E. Oklahoma it's going to be beautiful for the best part of the week. I've been trying to take advantage of the weather to get some outdoor things done. It's amazing what all you can find to do when the weather has kept you indoors for awhile.
A couple of years ago we found an old washer and dryer on Craigslist . The washer's kind of picky when the weather turns cold. It seems that something (you'd have to ask Mars cause I'm clueless) freezes inside the machine (pump?) and it won't agitate. So it's either rig up some sort of light or heater OR just wait till the weather warms enough for it to thaw out.
All that just to say I need to get some laundry done in the next couple of days while the weather's nice. The dryer's newer and works great. I just don't use it unless I'm forced to so not only do I need warmer weather I also want it to be sunny out so I can use the solar dryer.
I'm having chicken problems. It looks like I might be trying my hand at raising some feedstore chicks in the spring. I've read and read about chickens and there are all sorts of different opinions. I'm about ready to put some hens in the freezer. Three haven't laid in over four months. I gave it some time because two that had chicks weren't laying eggs. Then I gave them a chance because they were molting. Bring that around to now and I've only got one hen laying. Part of me wants to say it's because its cold. The other part is really tired of feeding them. And we won't even talk about the three roosters who are on death row.
Now don't get me wrong but one of my New Years Resolution is going to be "If you don't work - I swear I'm gonna serve you with some carrots, potatoes and onions" I've grown really tired of taking care of critters that don't pull their load around here! I'll also know in a couple of weeks if we are going to be raising rabbits or eating them too. The new buck seems to know what he's doing though so we'll see. Ol' Bucky just might be on death row too.
Well I'm off to do some "while the sun shines" stuff. It's time to scratch some things off the list today. Who knows what in the world might happen.