Friday’s Quotes for the Chicks
Snow provokes responses that reach right back to childhood.
For those who read my post yesterday about creating an emergency heat source for chicks:
Many of you contributed good suggestions for keeping the chicks warm when the power goes out. I should have prefaced my post by saying that I created this for a household that:
- Doesn’t have a generator
- Doesn’t have a fireplace or can’t use one (due to health problems, I know how sad is that?)
That pretty much eliminates the great – hot rocks wrapped in towels – ideas – which by the way, I’d LOVE in my own bed.
Also, those chemical warmers are a good idea but I can see you going through a ton of them if you’ve lost power for a few days. It’s been a while but we’ve been known to lose electricity for up to 5 days at a time (the Halloween snow/ice storm a few years back comes to mind.)
I am going to look for the 24 hour candles that a reader mentioned. When we lose power (and we still haven’t, knock on wood, even though it’s been snowing for the last 2 days), we just need enough heat in the house to keep the pipes from freezing. Between this little clay pot and the other Kandle Heeters, I think we’ve finally got that aspect covered.
With that little bit of heat, between blankets, the grill, and a river nearby which provides water for flushing, we can make do on our own for a few days.
It’s still snowing in New Hampshire and the kids are home from school. Looks like a good day to get some baking in.
Take care everyone, see you next week.
Also for local peeps, my chicken workshop has been rescheduled to March 18th, you can bet I’ll be bringing my little clay pot heater to show everyone.
As always, happy weekend everyone, health and happiness (and safety) to your flock.
Wendy Thomas writes about the lessons learned while raising children and chickens in New Hampshire. Contact her at Wendy@SimpleThrift.com
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