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Rambling Session (11/03/2023)

Rambling Session (11/03/2023)

Any chicken farmers out there? How many do you have? What breeds? Etc, etc. 

We have a humble 14 chicken flock currently. Of that, 13 hens, though 4 haven’t begun laying quite yet and the other 9 are molting and might as well not be laying - we are only getting like 2ish eggs a day for over a month now. 

We have plans to expand our flock next year. In fact, my wife has been doing extensive research and has a list of breeds she would like, along with plans for raising, breeding, and hatching. We were even prepared to pre-order chicks from Murray McMurray Hatchery last night, but two of the breeds my wife had her heart set on most sold out before we could order any. It blew me away that within 24 hours of pre-orders being open that there were already sellouts - especially considering the number of chicks the hatchery had accounted for. 

Anyhow, the sold out chicks kind of derailed our order and took the wind out of our sails a bit. So we ended up not ordering anything. I guess we will revisit it sometime soon, as I found some other sources for one of the breeds that is a “must have” for us. 

I’m sure it’ll work out fine and we will get what we are after! In the meantime, we gotta figure out shelter for next year’s flock… We free range, and have plenty of space for them to roam, but we are going to have to convert our shed or portion of the barn into a coop because our current coop won’t hold but a few more chickens. 

Anyhow, this morning I grabbed an Aladino Cameroon Lonsdale on my way down to the garage to finish up this current guitar build. I am pleased to say that I am calling the build complete AND the Aladino was stellar, as I anticipated. I had not smoked the Cameroon in the Lonsdale, but I found it fairly comparable to the Robusto I had smoked. The cigar was a nice blend of sweet and spicy flavors that I have come to expect from a lot of Aladino’s lines. Good stuff!

I hope everyone had a great week - onto the weekend!


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