Wednesday December18, 2019 Guerneville CA.
It was raining pretty good today when I got it going. I went out to feed the chickens and let them out and went back in the house to enjoy the rain from a warm spot.
I didn’t do much all day but sit in the house and enjoy the rain.
Checking the rodent cam
I did check on my cam in my brother’s garage to see what kind of rodent action happened last night. There wasn’t any rodent action in his garage last night which meant they had all left his garage. I’ll leave the cam in his garage for a few days to monitor it to make sure it stays clean.
Staying home out of the rain
It continued to rain all day more on then off so inside was the place to be. I considered driving over to the shopping area to pick up some feed for the chickens that was in, but it just didn’t seem like a good idea to drive over there in the rain right now as I don’t need the feed so waiting for another day seemed like the right thing to do especially with all the holiday shoppers out right now. Why fight them, eh.
Wet and dirty chickens
The chickens don’t seem to mind being out in the rain as a lot of them stayed out and got pretty wet.
They went to roost about an hour earlier than normal today.
Wettest and dirtiest
Last night someone on a corn avoidance list I frequent suggested popping sorghum sorta like popcorn so I did some research on YouTube on the subject. It’s hard to pop compared to popcorn and pops much smaller but tastes a bit like popcorn and even the unpopped seeds are pretty good.
It turns out sorghum is also called milo which I buy in 50 pound sacks to feed my chickens so I have quite a good supply of the seeds and I’m picking up another 150 pounds, likely tomorrow.
It also turns out some of the other grains can be popped so I might do some experimenting with that too, like rice for instance.
The rains finally let up a bit around dark and we are supposed to have more showers tomorrow so I’ll likely make that chicken feed run then if the showers are few.
No soak beans in the Instant Pot
After it got dark I filled the Instant Pot up with white beans and put it on to cook for 50 minutes which should be real good soon. 50 minutes is a no bean soak recipe that works out real well as I’ve cooked them this way before.
That was it, just sitting around enjoying the rains, taking it easy.