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Sorting computer cords in drawers!

I'm sure I'm not the only one who does it....

I either have a desk full of cords and leads that connect various devices to the computer or I stuff them all into the drawer and pretend its all good!

Of course the problem is when you want to connect the camera or maybe the phone, or even the other camera or some other device to the computer to download/upload/reload/unload some files.... Then you seem to spend for ever untangling a cord, plugging it into the computer and then discovering it doesn't fit into the device!!??

I found a way to stop that happening in my computer desk drawer!

Here's what I did...

Its a variation on what I did to work out what cord was plugged into the power board behind the couch - I used the bread tags to identify which cord is which!


Not the most stylish method in the world - although some crafty people might colour code them with matching paper, paint or icon decals... 

 Now all I have to do is find the right tag - and that's the cord …

Things to try when your chickens arent laying...

From time to time chickens go off the lay for many reasons and it can be very frustrating for those who want or rely on their eggs. As my husband puts it - they become feathered free loaders! All that love, attention and grain and no eggs!



 As I have become more experienced with chicken owning and a touch obsessed with egg production I have figured out a few things the hard way about what puts chookies off the lay and how to get them back on.

Here's what I did...

The first thing I think about was when was the last time that they got wormed? Pretty basic stuff. If the worms are taking all the goodness then they cant possibly produce and egg each day! I have a few different wormers and rotate them so that the worms that do survive one worming get blasted by the next wormer that goes through the chookie. I also use a different system to the usual "replace the drinking water for a day" as I have discovered that even with 34 degree heat in the height of summer, my chookies wo…
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