Satiating Brooding Instincts

We had another brooder this year. Instead of letting it go by, Nicole got fertilized eggs from a neighbor and 3 chicks were born without any need for incubators. This is the second time we get a brooder (who could very be the same as last year), and the first time we get chicks this way. It’s quite cool to see her introduce the chicks to the flock, she was extremely defensive the whole time, barely getting out to eat. Now that the chicks are out and about, she cuts us some slack and lets us get close while most definitely keeping an eye on us. She lost them in a thunderstorm when they couldn’t get back in the coop, I’d like to think I scored some chicken esteem points getting them back in.

Also interesting, while the rest of the flock is usually a source of danger for young chicks. In this case, they seem to not push at all and leave mom completely in peace. Even going as far as defensively joining a ruckus we caused around the little chicks.

Kind of gets you thinking about the reputation for being dumb we give chickens so that they’re easier to justify mistreating and eating.

Tall grass & Dirt Baths, a chicken paradise.

100 Mbps

We just took a giant connectivity leap moving to fiber.

DSL was pretty ok really, but the service had other issues which made the lower bandwidth harder to bear. Hosting on the solar powered Pi is finally a very viable option with a symmetric uplink which makes the incredible assumption that households may be more than entertainment gobbling cattle. And so I no longer cache large assets on AWS. And I will most likely repatriate Mandalagaba and other things which found their way to the cloud because of bandwidth needs.

The magic box which makes it all possible