Trace Oswald wrote:
Amanda Launchbury-Rainey wrote:COMFREY COMFREY COMFREY
Are my chickens the only ones in the world that don't like comfrey? I've tried it fresh, wilted, dried, ... They just don't eat it.
Jess Dee wrote:
Sally Munoz wrote:
For pity's sake, if an egg is bad, you will know it!
I'm thinking of trying an experiment of my own this summer - I may put a few dozen marked eggs in the root cellar, and see how long they last. I may repeat the experiment in the fall, and see how they last through the colder months. The trick will be remembering to start the experiment - we get so distracted during planting and harvest!
Jess Dee wrote:Do you have a root cellar, basement, or other cool location? We haven't formally tested / tracked it, but our (fresh, unwashed) chicken eggs keep for months in our root cellar when it's cold. We build up a supply in the fall, and they get us through winter without going bad. Mother Earth News did some tests on keeping chicken eggs that you might find quite interesting:
Jay Angler wrote:We have what's called a "lever yard hydrant" in one location on our property and I wish we had more. Eg. https://www.homehardware.ca/en/lever-yard-hydrant-with-5-bury-depth/p/3230499
r ranson wrote:Turning off the taps?
Apparently outside taps freeze and explode or something bad. They have an extra on/off thing inside the wall (uninsulated wall, I might add).
Since we need the water for the animals we like to keep the taps on as much as possible. What temperature do you turn off the taps? Do you have to do anything else?
What about the hose? Does it need special care?