Eggs is eggs – January round up

We had a good egg month considering it’s January.  Our girls have supplied us with slightly over 400 eggs through January which is amazing considering it’s one of the quieter months normally.  I don’t have the exact number as I started recording on 7th January. 
Of course, they’re all stuck inside so not free ranging due to the avian flu restrictions so this may be affecting the numbers in the sense of them producing more than normal.  They have nothing else to do except lay eggs and eat the greens we put in to supplement their food.  Bitter sweet!
We sold pretty much all of these eggs this month.  The money from these sales goes straight to their feed along with the money from the horse muck.  We stocked up on corn from the farmer and bought 4 bags of layers pellets on 22nd January.  We started using them both the same day as we were out of corn and only had half a barrel of layers left.
The geese are laying more now, so we’re taking her eggs away and using them.  I’ll see if there’s an interest in people buying them, though folk sometimes have strange ideas and think a goose egg isn’t a real egg you can eat 😎.

Where there’s muck there’s money…

This is our rotted muck all bagged up.  Generally people come to us to collect it for their veg plots and allotments.  We’ve had trailers, pick ups cars and some questionable vehicles coming through ours gates for it.  However, I thought I’d try my luck at selling it for £1 a bag.  We have access to a van, so I offered delivery included for the £1 a bag to the local allotments.  I’m pleased to say we sold 15 bags at the weekend meaning we are off the starting blocks for “where there’s muck there’s money”…..literally.
Of course, the fact that the muck helps to grow many of our crops is money in itself, just a different type.