Chickens & Ducks
Egg production is picking up! In February I got one duck egg almost every day, plus two or three chicken eggs. This amount is perfect for us. Of course, I can always use more if we have them, but when we start getting six or more eggs a day, I have to focus more on using them up or start selling them.
Strawberry Patch & Garden
The strawberry patch is dormant like it has been for the past several months. I did order some seeds for the vegetable garden. This year my focus is going to be tomatoes. I'm hoping to can quite a bit, but also sell some as well. At the end of February, I started all of my tomato seeds plus some herb and flower seeds.
I've purchased most of my hive equipment for the bees! The bees themselves won't arrive until late April, but for now I'm keeping myself busy assembling some of the supers and frames.
My budget for this project was $500.00. I've spent most of that already. There are just a few things that I'd like to purchase yet, so I will probably go over budget on the honeybee project.
Profit & Loss
Package of bees- $120.00
Beehive supplies- $306.50
Beekeeping tools- $39.99
Beekeeping coat/hat- $19.99
Total expenses: $486.48
Book royalties- $3.15
Net profit: $(483.33)
Year-to-date net profit: $(544.18)
So, that's about all I have to report for February. In March I hope to finish putting together my beehive!
Til next time,