Saturday, March 12, 2016

I'm going to be a mealworm farmer on Monday!

I know what you're thinking......ew.

But what i'm thinking is LIVE CHICKEN FOOD!

I'm also thinking cheaper chicken food.  Yay cheaper!

If things go well, i might also be able to make a little side money, selling mealworms to bait shops or something like that.  But that's getting a little ahead of myself.  

I've been reading about mealworm farming for a while.  I joined a mealworm farming facebook group, so i could read other people talk about mealworm farming.  I asked questions, looked at pictures, asked questions about methods about 

And then yesterday, i finally worked up the nerve to order my first mealworm farm starter kit.  Yes, that's a real thing.  And yes, i had to work up the nerve.  It's because i hate the feeling i get when i start a new project without the necessary inspiration to see it through.  But i think springtime has hit me now, and i'm finally ready. And excited.

Enough about worms.  For now.  'Cause i'm pretty excited about the worms.

Let's talk about chickens.

My chicken flock was needing some freshening.  So i ordered baby chicks to add some new life to the flock. Well, while the chicks were forthcoming, a BOBCAT started thinning my flock.  A lot.  So right now, i have 5 hens in the chicken coop and 39 baby chicks in the hatchery.  It was supposed to be just 12 baby chicks, but i decided to keep more when i lost so many hens, and then i had to get some boys because my roosters were also bobcatted.  The baby boy chicks came with extra baby boy chicks, and now i have a bunch of chickens again.

But most of them are very small.

And somehow, having the baby chicks in the hatchery, made the place feel alive and made it ok with me for me to go ahead and get the mealworms.  

Psychology is weird.

God is good. 

Spring is finally here.

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.  Ecclesiastes 3.  Even mealworms.

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