The birds are doing great. Right now we have 16 hens, two roosters and two ducks (either one male, one female or both females). In January I was getting between zero and two eggs per day- including one duck egg almost every day. I've been using duck eggs for THM "muffin in a mug" recipes, and they are wonderful. Finally I've found a use for those yolk-heavy duck eggs. Right now I am just filling the feeder and letting the birds eat whatever they want. When the grass starts to green up I'll go back to "rationing" but for now it's an all-day buffet.
I'm not going to lie. While planning my to-do list for spring, I felt a twinge of regret about selling my goats. No goat babies for me this year. 😔 However, the good news is that I've put in my order for honeybees! My goal for February is to order supplies and a hive kit. As far as gardening goes, I have two more seed packets to buy and I'll be done shopping. Hoping to start some of my herb seeds in February.
Profit & Loss
Book royalties- $3.15
Shelled corn- $20.00
Layer mash- $44.00
Total expenses: $64.00
Net profit: $(60.85)
Year-to-date net profit: $(60.85)
And we've started out the year in the red. Last January I also lost money, but only $29.00. I think I'll be lucky this year to break even because of my bee project and also not selling as many animal products as I did last year.
Til next time,