Master of none
Monday, July 28, 2014
  Not a better mouse trap?
It looks like the mouse trap I put in the garage this weekend doesn't work right.


Sunday, June 15, 2014
  If you feed them they will grow.
They are not close to big enough to start laying or to be butchered for dinner but I think some of them have tripped in size in the last 9 days.


We did lose a total of 3 birds. We ordered 30 birds they shipped us 31, but one died in transit.  We lost 2 more in the first 4 days.  So we are down to 9 Cornish cross meat birds, 4 Wyandotte pullets, 5 Jersey Giant* pullets, 5 buff Orpington pullets and 5 buff Orpington cockerels also for meat.

*the smallest birds right now are the Jersey Giants, by the end of summer they will the biggest birds still standing.


Friday, June 06, 2014
  Hot young chicks
Ok warm anyway, the heat lamp is keeping them at about 95°F

My wife picked them up at the post office this morning.  There are 2 breeds for meat, and 3 breeds of layers.  We have a chicken tractor setup from last summer and we will be building a winter coop and yard for the layers this summer.


Tuesday, June 03, 2014
  You can fix anything with the internet and some zip ties.
Went to move my car tonight after unloading some parts for the pigeon coop I need to build* and it wouldn't go into reverse, it wouldn't go into any gear, the front and back movement felt disconnected from the transmission.  I figured I must have broken a shift cable.  After a quick look at youtube for cable replacement videos I find out that these cars have a bushing on the shifter end of the cable that tends to fall apart.  I go out to see how hard it will be to remove the console and get a look at said bushing,  and there are no screws holding the console in place it just lifts out of the way.  It looks like this has happened before, the troubled bushing has some RTV that was gluing it together.  I think I've made a more durable fix. 

5 zip ties is greater than a bit of RTV right?

*My kid won 2 pigeons at a 4H poultry seminar and they need a bigger and more permanent home than where they are right now.

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Friday, January 11, 2013
  Evil high capacity ammo found.

Saturday, August 11, 2012
  Ammo testing
I bought some low power .22 ammo, and borrowed a sound meter from work,  I'm just going through the results now and I've already learned some things.  One, I'm not nearly methodical enough for this type of work, and two it would work better if I had a second person to run the camera and sound meter.



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