POPPY’S Six are growing like weeds. They were three weeks old yesterday and I am in no hurry to wean them so they will continue to grow like weeds.
Their favorite food is boiled eggs and rice (of course) mixed with grain but I shred the sprouts into their meals to encourage them to eat their greens. Like all toddlers they are onto me and eat around the good stuff. I put hay in their dining area and it does move about but I am not sure if they are eating it yet.
Yesterday I literally spent hours in the asparagus beds carefully weeding around the growing asparagus. There were quite a few asparagus heads popping up but then it froze last night so the crop will be slowed down again.
Today I will sow the beetroot and peas into the kitchen’s garden.
My feed supplier raised its prices significantly this week putting a spanner in the works so I am cycling through a series of mathematical problems to try and come out ahead again. I need this certified GM free feed for the market I sell to so basically I need to use twenty percent less grain with the same result. Eventually I will have to discuss raising my prices a little. It is a good problem. Very workable.
Do they still call mathematical equations: problems? Maybe we should work all our problems as mathematical equations. Set all the numbers down and shuffle them about as we work on a solution.
I think the sprouts on a larger scale will be part of the solution. More hay. Plus better management of their fields. Weighing their bought feeds to minimize waste. All that sensible stuff.
Anyway – lots to think about.
The Uglies are very happy over in the rat house. It will be a few months before I get a good enough stand of pig pasture (which I have not even sown yet) to move into so they are also being trained to eat sprouts and hay. Of course hay is at a premium this time of year too.
They are looking healthier now that they are living out of doors with no doors. Much better.
We have sun! I hope you have a lovely day.
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