Thursday, May 10, 2012
A Day Late and a Couple Dollars Short -or-April Counts
If anything, I am late. And so it is, never failing, the April counts are in ... ahem ... on May 10.
Egg totals (from 15 laying hens, two of whom thought they would brood several rotten eggs for a few weeks and receive free room and board with absolutely nothing to show for it, poor bitties): 202 eggs, almost 17 dozen, averaging 7.48 eggs a day, all this considering that the farmers wife forgot to record three days in the busy month of April.
Goats Milk (from 6 goats at the beginning of the month, down to 4 goats mid-month, with one milking a day from does who also raised their babies): 54 1/2 gallons of farm fresh goats milk (I only missed marking one day, five days we didn't milk), averaging 2.3 gallons a day. The milk was used to finish raising the three holstein calves (that are now officially weaned! Yippee!), as well as lots going into the freezer for future soap making. I even tried my hand again at making cheese!
Lots of baby kittens were born~ twelve to be exact. Any reasonable offers are being accepted ~ they're "freer" if you take several ~ and I may even pay you to take some.
Ten more baby bunnies were born to Cole's prosperous farm business.
Several pullets were sold to many happy Craigslisters.
The eight pigs are fat and happy eating their cheese and whey.
And now, after I feed all those hungry critters, I'm going to start catching up on the May calendar.