We have kept chickens for years. Mostly for the eggs but I must admit we just like having them around. Chickens are programmed to lay eggs in the summer and stop in the winter. They will lay in the summer for a number of years if kept healthy. The control for this is length of the day. If you want eggs year-round, you just need to use a little trickery. Just control the light in their environment to maintain a ‘day’ of 12-14 hours. This is easily done with a light and timer. Keep the daylight to 12-14 hours with the light and they think it’s still summer. Simple right?
Why this subject? Well, my life journey does include a decade as a dairy farmer so growing stuff is not just a hobby. And, I find that a lot of people do not know of this technique. Lastly, if you don’t keep the raccoons at bay, you can grow sweetcorn but you will never get to eat much of it.
I recently purchased a 2016 Ford and found I needed to update the Sync3 software to use “CarPlay” with my phone. It sounds easy but turned out not to be.
This is a supplement to my “Ford Sync3 v3.0 ‘The installation has run out of space’ Upgrade Failure or IT Guy Buys a Truck” post which discusses my experience getting around this problem. It covers my overall take on the cause of the failure and the syntax of these upgrades.