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Tuesday, 3 March 2009

Chick-rearing 2009 : preparation

Lent without alcohol day 3 : no problem. (Click here for more.)

Still damp and warm-ish. Starting to think about moving back into the unheated rooms in the house. It'll be nice to spread out again.

With this feeling comes the start of the chicken-breeding programme for this year. Those surplus eggs will be in the incubator shortly!

Now, where is the incubator?

6 comments:

Caution Flag said...

What is the ratio of heated to unheated rooms in your house? That thought makes me cold! I'm going to bump up the temp in my house a couple of degrees now.

Louise said...

We have a large clay oven in the kitchen which takes 15kg of wood in the morning and if it's really cold (twice this winter) a smaller load in the evening. This heats the kitchen and the next-door sitting room. There is the possibility to do the same in the room where the children sleep in winter and in my bedroom, but we've heated these only twice this year. We warm the beds instead of the air! The bathroom has a small gas heater. Ratio? Five rooms out of 12 are heatable, but in reality we heat only 2 of those all the time in winter.

Brenda said...

You have certain rooms you live in only in the winter? Good idea!

Louise said...

@Brenda : Actually it's the other way round - we have certain rooms we live in only in summer..., and as the days grow colder we withdraw into the rooms with heating. I remember my grandparents doing the same - my grandmother would inch herself into her corsets in front of the fire in the kitchen - the one and only room that was heated in her house. I also recall as a child and teenager not being able to write my homework because my fingers were so cold! We tend to forget what a modern innovation central heating is!

karin said...

Thanks for sharing with us all these interesting facts. When I was a child we used hot bricks wrapped in a blanket or such, to warm our bed for the night and later we used hot water bottles. Loved our goose down bedding too! Bedrooms were always kept quite cold in those years! Now to my shame I've heated the outside when I open the window a crack for some fresh air.

GutsyWriter said...

How are you coping? I linked to your blog.

Tuesday, 3 March 2009

Chick-rearing 2009 : preparation

Lent without alcohol day 3 : no problem. (Click here for more.)

Still damp and warm-ish. Starting to think about moving back into the unheated rooms in the house. It'll be nice to spread out again.

With this feeling comes the start of the chicken-breeding programme for this year. Those surplus eggs will be in the incubator shortly!

Now, where is the incubator?

6 comments:

Caution Flag said...

What is the ratio of heated to unheated rooms in your house? That thought makes me cold! I'm going to bump up the temp in my house a couple of degrees now.

Louise said...

We have a large clay oven in the kitchen which takes 15kg of wood in the morning and if it's really cold (twice this winter) a smaller load in the evening. This heats the kitchen and the next-door sitting room. There is the possibility to do the same in the room where the children sleep in winter and in my bedroom, but we've heated these only twice this year. We warm the beds instead of the air! The bathroom has a small gas heater. Ratio? Five rooms out of 12 are heatable, but in reality we heat only 2 of those all the time in winter.

Brenda said...

You have certain rooms you live in only in the winter? Good idea!

Louise said...

@Brenda : Actually it's the other way round - we have certain rooms we live in only in summer..., and as the days grow colder we withdraw into the rooms with heating. I remember my grandparents doing the same - my grandmother would inch herself into her corsets in front of the fire in the kitchen - the one and only room that was heated in her house. I also recall as a child and teenager not being able to write my homework because my fingers were so cold! We tend to forget what a modern innovation central heating is!

karin said...

Thanks for sharing with us all these interesting facts. When I was a child we used hot bricks wrapped in a blanket or such, to warm our bed for the night and later we used hot water bottles. Loved our goose down bedding too! Bedrooms were always kept quite cold in those years! Now to my shame I've heated the outside when I open the window a crack for some fresh air.

GutsyWriter said...

How are you coping? I linked to your blog.