Its back to the ol’ drawin board with our chickens. They are still eating nearly all of their eggs, in spite of the new nests we built, golf balls place around the floor, and everything else we have done. Today we built more nests and covered the places on the floor where they have been laying eggs. I have no idea if it will work or not. I am losing hope for ever getting these crazy chickens to stop eating their own eggs. I think they would look very nice in some dumplings, or maybe chicken soup. Its discouraging to say the least. We have many hours and probably more than $1000 invested in them now. We still get a few eggs but we get only 2 or 3 per day on the average, instead of the 20 or 30 we should be getting. I am tired of buying food for the unfaithful chickens. I told my wife lets let them eat eggs and nothing else until they are sick of eggs. It might just work, Hmmmmm. Well at least the weather is good. We have a super weekend here. Its hot and humid, but at least better than the flash flooding we have been experiencing lately. Ok, gonna go check the henhouse for eggs. Everyone have a wonderful weekend!
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Sunday, May 16, 2010
I remember when I was a teen I thought my music was so cool and the music my parents listened to was pretty terrible. Back then it seemed that my music would be cool forever, but of course it wasn’t. I grew up in the days of Elton John, Grand Funk Railroad, BTO, and all the other bands of the 70’s and 80’s. I still think a lot of that music is cool, plus it just seems to have better arranged music and higher quality lyrics than most today’s music. I joke a lot that most of today’s songs sound like something a kid would write. It is no joke however. Even so, sometimes I can’t help but laugh at some of the lyrics I hear, especially on today’s so called country music. I think most of the “country” singers probably don’t know which end of the cow the horn is on. The exaggerated country accents and fake gravely voices (imitating the old Kenny Rogers sound no doubt) make me sick and I usually turn the radio off or to another station when one of those comes on. Its sad but music has come down to the same principles that nearly everything in our society has fallen too; make money any way possible, but don’t worry too much about quality or longevity. Maybe I am biased but I think a lot of the older music, yes from my parents day, but also from my day, will live for many years. I just can’t see very many of todays songs being remembered for any length of time. Of course there is little talent involved in the music industry now. Its more sexual or shock orientated. Oh well, I can’t change it, but I can certainly hold onto my old music albums.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Maybe we just need some good vitamins, or perhaps I should stay at home and let my young wife work lol. She would probably love it, but being a man I feel that I should be the bread winner. However, I know that the day is coming when I won't be able to do it and by then my wife will be used our culture. Then it may be her turn to work while I take care of the house, and hopefully some kids by then too. That is our plans; I will work as long as I can and then my wife may have to take over that department. I think we will be fine because I can get social security benefits and with my wife working too, we should have enough. Its not really our desire to ever be rich. Not in money anyway, just rich in love and caring like we are already.
Everyone have a great coming weekend!
Sunday, May 9, 2010
So why do the cars we drive now get such terrible mileage? We do expect too much in size, power, and comforts. I'm sure that has an affect on mileage, but is there another reason? I really don't know. Cars now get slightly better mileage than comparable sized cars of 30 years ago, but with all of our technology I don't think the improvement is enough. The way our modern day cars get better mileage is by using computer controlled everything, along with many expensive valves, solenoids, sensors, etc. Kubota on the other hand is still building relatively simple straight forward diesel engines with cast iron blocks and heavy parts.
I think our automobile manufacturers need to take some lessons from Kubota, and maybe some of the other diesel engine manufacturers as well. Maybe there are others that are as efficient as Kubota, but as far as I know Kubota is tops in fuel savings. We are spending billions of dollars researching and experimenting with this and that, trying to find a better way to conserve fuel, or make cars run on a different kind of fuel, and all the while, Kubota is calmly doing what they have been doing for many years; making tractors that run forever on a gallon of diesel..