Friday, January 23, 2015

Chicken Time

We live in Rural Oklahoma.  Not as rural as I would like, but to have as fast of internet speed that I do have, I can't live much further out than this.

We live on a 1.1 acre lot. It's not huge, well, until it's time to mow, but it's much better than many, many, many city lots.

Over the last few years, I'd been suggesting to my wife that we get some chickens.  Well, last year, my wife decided it sounded like a good idea.  So my son and I built a coop, and my wife found us some chickens.

We got 10 chickens on 4/22/2014, we split them with some friends, so we've had 5 chickens until a month or so ago, when we ended up picking up another chicken from a friend who was ready to get out of chickens.

Since that day, we've received 1,015 eggs!!!
I know that number because I've kept records.  I know how much money we've spent on food. I know how much money we spent on the coop, I know it all.

Today, on this relatively warm January Oklahoma day, we confined the dog to the house (he loves the chickens a little to much) and let them roam around the back yard.  We try to let them do that on a daily basis, but it doesn't always happen.  It would happen a lot more if the dog wouldn't chase them all over the yard.

While they were out, I took a few pictures.  They love having free range of the back yard.  And the happier they are, the more eggs we get.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Looking forward

For us, it's been a good year so far.

We started off with my wife's birthday.  I got her a 2013 Nexus 7, then that evening, I cooked steak!

My wife and I took a road trip to Bentonville AR just to eat at a restaurant we'd not heard of before that day, then we did a bit of shopping before taking back roads home.  We ate at The Flying Fish, and it was great!

Our son turned 15.  He started the day off with donuts, then that evening, we hit the Chinese buffet.

Last weekend, I got to go camping with the Boy Scouts.  We went up to Kansas and had a really good time.  The meals we adults ate were all cooked over the campfire.

And today, I got my Fitbit HR that I've been wanting.

So, like I said a good year so far.

I've been thinking about the year to come.  There's so much I want to do.  So many things I want to work on.  Many things I want to learn.  I'd love to blog more as well.  Blogging is easier when you have one topic you like to talk about.  But that's not me, I have many topics I want to talk about.  Backpacking and Camping, Gardening, Fishing, Chickens, and many other things.

So, while the year is going well, I'm not sure I know what it holds.

Guess I'll have to hang on and see.

Until next time.