Saturday, May 29, 2010

Only in Rural America

Last week John brought home a commercial incubator. He drove to a little city a couple of hours south of here to pick it up and we got a great deal on it after finding it on Craigslist. Now we are getting set up to build a breed pen and harvest the fertilized eggs.

We also sold our first couple of dozen eggs. It wasn't much money but it will help to defray the growing feed bill.

We also purchased a dehydrator and tonight I am going to start dehydrating potatos. Simple and cheap, dehydrating them stops the growth of eyes and makes the fresh potato's last a very long time.

We are also looking at the beginning of Hurricane season and Rural Living is not immune to those. In fact we are only about 20 miles from a major bay system, Matagorda Bay and about 50 miles from the Gulf of Mexico. Matagorda bay is so large that if the eye of a Hurricane were do follow up the middle of Matagorda bay we'd be in trouble. Dehydrating food is a perfect way to store food for hurricane season.

That's all for now. Have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend!

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