Here is your need to know chicken terminology:
Chickens are hatched with a set number of eggs for their lifetime. This means that at some point, if they live a long life, they will stop laying completely due to not having any eggs left.
You may also wonder: Do roosters lay eggs?
Of course, they don’t just go from laying like gangbusters, to not laying at all. How often do chickens lay eggs can depend on a variety of different factors. But typically, you will see a slow decrease over time….
If you are just starting with goats, or even if you have been around goats for a while, there will often be times you run across terms that you just don’t know what they mean. Goat terminology is important to know and understand especially when you are just getting started with goats.
Like most things, once someone is “in” it, they will throw around terms that are not necessarily common place with the assumption that everyone knows what they are talking about.
Wether – a wether is a male goat that has been fixed and cannot mate. They make great pets.
Every summer we grow TONS of zucchini and yellow squash. We eat a lot fresh and then also freeze a lot. We process it both as chips (slices) and also noodles on our mandolin slicer. With all of this summer squash we like to think up several different ways to use it.
One of our favorite ways to cook up the zucchini and yellow squash noodles is as a beef casserole. It is delicious and also packs all of the veggies, protein and carbs of an entire meal into one simple dish that is also yummy when it is re-heated (so you can cook one time and get multiple servings!!). This zucchini noodle and beef casserole recipe is a great gluten free casserole option.
1) Heat fry pan with olive oil on medium/high, add zucchini or yellow squash. Heat it until it is warmed all the way through. Can brown the squash if desired. This usually takes around 5 minutes.
2) Cook beef, add oregano and garlic on medium/high heat in fry pan on stovetop.
3) Mix together beef, squash and cheese in casserole dish.
4) Bake in oven at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
Let us know how you like this casserole when you make it!
If you do not square and level your building, you will end up with walls not lining up, roofs not fitting correctly, doors and windows not opening right….it really can cause serious issues. For a first time builder, squaring and leveling can seem overwhelming, but both are really easy to do.
Making sure a base (or wall or door) is squared is really simple. Once you have your pieces cut (or put together), you want to ensure that the diagonal corner measurements are equal. To do this, all you need to do is measure diagonally from one corner to the other and then measure diagonally from the other corners. When the measurements are equal, then your base is square.
If you are working with a metal base screwed together (so there is some movement in the sides), you can put the base together, measure, and then simply pull the corners as needed to get the measurements to be equal. If you are nailing wood pieces together (so there will be no movement), you will need to lay the pieces out first, make the measurements and then you can adjust (or cut) as necessary to ensure that the measurements are equal.
Leveling a base is perhaps even more simple that squaring. You can use a small speed square with a level in it, or you can use a carpenters level.
Once you have you base squared, you will put the level in the middle of one of the sides. If the bubble does not fall in the middle of the lines, you will need to raise or lower the far sides/corners of the structure. One easy way to do this for a base is to use small landscaping stones. Simply add and remove them until the bubble on the level falls in the middle of the lines. You will need to check this on each of the four sides of the structure.