21 June 2011 - The shortest day of the year. What a day to start My Blog. It is 8 degrees and drizzling. We have to feed the poultry lots of food at the moment to keep up their body temperature. I discovered that they like cold cooked rice so most cold mornings I set the rice cooker going and head out to feed them all. We will have 20 breeding birds this coming breeding season and so we really are a boutique stud.