Hi laine.i culdnt add a comment to your post re preserving books but I know of one
Goodie.its called "preserving food without freezing or canning" and
Its by The Gardeners and farmers of Terre Vivante. Cheers
scruffy feathers are you sure they are not going through a moult? Mine have gone off lay too i was thinking it is too hot at the moment. with the one who is lying without a shell i read somewhere that the other thing that makes them lay without shells is a disease egg drop syndrome or a localised infection in the shell gland.
Dont know how how long she has been like that but my book say that you could put her on her own but if shes not right after a week you will have to man up and cull her.
These are the sorts of things that back up my understanding that the idea of self-sufficiency is outmoded (a throw back to the '60's) and that acknowledging our inter-dependence and the need to support one another within the context of largely autonomous, but inter-linked communities is the path forward, now that we have explored the drastic results of the manufactured and ultimately impossible ideas of excessive independence.
hi Laine thanks for reading our profile...I think you are the only person to do so lol. Dont know Finn but we will work out the connection, we bought the property from wain and craig (2 super kool dudes) Kay was here 3 and a 1/2 years ago. Been itching to add to your self sufficiency group but just dont know where to start. thanks for the comment.