Thursday, April 5, 2012

New Omnipod PDM

We received Isaac's new Omnipod PDM. I programmed in all of the settings and started it with his new Pod this morning. Tested with control solution and it read within the normal range. Our old one had been reading in the low instead of normal range with control solution testing.(Same thing happened with our start up Omnipod PDM.) Hopefully this one will work. This is our third PDM and also our third Dexcom since starting them last June. The dexcom's kept having "fatal" errors. I am very thankful that they were still under warranty.
An older picture of Isaac's previous Dexcom CGM and Omnipod PDM-reading the same bg level..which rarely happens by the way. I am also very thankful to have these two diabetes tools.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Morel mushrooms

Here are some of the Morel mushrooms that Abram and Isaac have been gathering. They find most of them on the eastern side of hills/mountains under Tulip Poplar trees. They usually come up in a day after a spring rain.
They cooked some of them the other night. They sliced them up into quarters and dipped them in a cornmeal and flour mixture with salt and pepper and fried them in a small amount of olive oil.

Homemade chicken feeder :)

 We made a chicken feeder out of a five gallon bucket, screws and vegetable tray! In the above picture Marty is cutting out the holes for the feed to flow through.
 Marty is attatching the screws into the tray and bucket.
 The finished product after filling with feed.
The feeder hanging in the chicken coop. It saves alot of time, this holds enough feed for several days. In stores a five gallon feeder cost around $60.00. We made this one for less than $5.00 :)
We will be making a five gallon water bucket soon!

New critters on the farm :)

Four new Mallard ducklings.