Learning to Blog

Inspired by a recent late night chick flick and the sad reality that technology has passed my comfort zone, I have decided to take on the blogging challenge. This is where you will learn that I can not spell, I spend too much time alone and that I learn everything I do from a book, the hard way or by winging it and getting lucky.

That being said, you will also learn that there are ranching books for hardcore farm folk – and there are animal hobby books written for city dwellers who have a few acres and a couple of farm animals but that when it comes to finding a book that teaches a subdivision kid how to manage a 160 acre backyard complete with cows, chickens and irrigation – well, not so much…  In truth, I’ve learned more about farm animals by reading the back of their feed sacks than any book. It’s the equivalent of learning to parent by reading the cereal box.

Today’s experiment involved cleaning outdated cans of food from the pantry and posed the question: What foods can chickens eat and what happens when they eat too much chili?  This will be one of those trial by error situations I was talking about earlier…