Well, we came home from our friends house on New Years eve and rang in the new years (never have I felt like such an old lady) by making Alton Brown’s overnight oatmeal recipe. As patience seemed to be our issue in the morning, putting oatmeal in a slow cooker the night before and waking up with it ready to go seems ideal. And actually it is. It’s perfect. However, 1 cup of oats to start made more oatmeal than we could eat ourselves. So, we had our share, Yohji (our dog) had a helping, and the chickens finished up what was left. They celebrated new years day with oatmeal and new sweaters that my mother knit them for Christmas. If you need sweaters for your chickens you might want to get in touch with her. I don’t really know anyone else who knits chicken clothes.