Meat: 0; we have two birds ready to go but we are waiting for our foster daughter to have her baby before we send them to "freezer camp." In other words, we don't want to traumatize the girl.
|Our first two hatchlings|
Eggs: 161 or the equivalent of 32 large chicken eggs. I also sold two of my laying hens for $7.50 each.
Produce: If you want to see the value of the organic produce you grow it is fun to check out Rodale's Organic Price Report which is updated often. I am using my current farmers market prices as well as the farmers markets in Philadelphia, all prices are for organic.
- Stawberries: 4lbs. 5 oz. @$4.59/lb.=$19.79 (and this is all in 4 days from 18 everbearing plants not including the 14 that I just planted that won't fruit until July).
- French Breakfast Radishes: 1 lb. 3 oz. @$3.76/lb.=$4.47
- Baby Bok Choi: 2.2 oz. @$2.25/lb.= .31, paltry? yes but they bolted
- Leaf lettuce and spinach: 1lb. 6oz. @Organic sells for $5/lb. at my local farmers market = $6.88
- Green onion: 1 (didn't even bother pricing this)
- Swiss Chard: 2.7 oz. @ $2.17/lb. = .37
I was also able to harvest 5 gallons of worm castings. I am not sure the value on it but I traded a bag and two dozen hard boiled and peeled quail eggs to a friend for two gallons of raw milk. I love being able to trade things that I produce for things that I need. I really wish that I had more to trade!
|A dozen chicks at a week and a half old, already feathering out.|