Monday, June 9, 2008


Ok, first of all this has nothing to do with being afraid of technology. I'm an engineer; I live on a farm; I like good quality, fresh eggs, so I put the two together.

Somewhere along the line I figured that raising hens would be easier if I let technology do the heavy lifting. Hey, if the big guys can use GPS controlled combines, at least I can use electronic controllers to keep the brooder temperature constant.

So let's see where this leads...


Anonymous said...

I found your blog from your comment in the Slashdot article asking about DIY solar power. My fiance and I are still completing graduate/medical studies, but we've been toying with the idea of trying to raise chickens for eggs when we have our own property and the necessary resources (assuming it happens). I just wanted to comment and remark that I've subscribed to your blog's RSS and will be following your story carefully. Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts and experiences!

farmboy said...

thanks for the feedback. It's surprisingly gratifying to actually have people read my blog. I was hoping it would be good for more than just vanity :-)

Bryan said...

Drop me a line; RE remote sensing camera with LED dimmer and timer (from T&L publications forum).

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and the "Contact Lets Pronk" link.