From these two hard working hens (Rosie and Red) we get about 14 eggs a week. That’s a lot- and unless I do a massive baking rampage, we typically have a hard time eating them all.
Enter the Barter System. What can you trade for eggs? Lots of things, it turns out! With the cost of food so high where we live, a carton of brown organic eggs will run between $6-7 at the supermarket. We have recently traded eggs for: fresh papaya, kale, avocado and poly-barrels to make our rain water catchment system. Typically the barrels would have cost about $25 each, but we traded eggs plus $10 for each. Our Barrel Supplier Guy couldn’t wait to go make an omelet.
As the Green Box Garden grows, the vegetable scraps that we are tossing to our little hens will be made into great garden soil. I’ve already scooped out a bunch of bedding and tossed it with compost in our previous gardens. Perhaps we should re-name the ladies: Currency and Compost.
So here’s to you, Miss Rosie and Red. Thanks for all the eggs, and keep up the good work.