Yesterday was about day 12 of the incubation process of 100 eggs. I wanted to candle the eggs, my Husband in tow. We set up the bee house to be dark, with blankets on the windows, darkness....he built me a candler last year and it worked OK. We got that ready and began to candle the eggs. I didn't like the heat that was coming from the light bulb within the candler, so I stopped. I am that curious natured person and really wanted some good time to examine the egg through the light. The heat just was not cutting it. So we stopped. He asked me if I wanted to get a commercial made one, reluctantly I concurred. This is an investment that I will have for years, so I am OK with that.
I called a place where I know that they sell poultry supplies and off we went. Well, shiver me timbers and bust ma britches!!! If this stinking little candler wasn't $55.00. I don't think so. It was basically a little 7 watt light bulb with an electrical cord. Eeeks!!! We left.
Now, you may many know, my Husband loves to build and invent things for me. So, when we got home, he put his mind to work (after we bought a couple of small LED flashlights from KMS Tools). He came up with the most wonderful design for a candler and this morning we are off to work to make it work.
You will never believe it, he should truly be that inventor of things to make us rich, smiling. I am thrilled and thank my lucky stars for that day that I married this great dude. Beautiful days, to love and live, health. Cindi
The candler can sit wide or narrow side down, depending on what, also with the little screw on the side the light within can be moved up or down, well, rock my socks!!!! And holy smokin' cadodalhoppers, this little gadget is heavy. It can sit all on its own with narry a worry about it falling over, just wouldn't happen, it weighs as much as a large can of soup of more. No clue what he made it out of, and I am not going to ask either, smiling.