I know, I know! Its 1/1/15 and I was going to post last night, but got sidetracked with the wild and crazy NYE celebration here at StoneFace Farm!
Actually I was trying to figure out how to use the new ledger book (new last year, but I already had a calendar I was using). I think I came up with a workable format, so I will give it a try for a week or so. There may be some tweaks to it as we get further into the year. We’ll see.
So while playing with the format for the ledger, I also summed up the year of egg-ness by quarter and totaled up those into a year end count. It goes like this:
1st quarter 2014:
- Eggs Gathered – chickens 905, ducks 0
- Eggs Sold – chickens 69 dozen, ducks 0
- Egg Cartons filled – chickens 69, ducks 0
2nd quarter 2014:
- Eggs Gathered – chickens 815, ducks 97
- Eggs sold – chickens 44 dozen, ducks 1 dozen
- Egg Cartons filled – chickens 61, ducks 7
3rd quarter 2014:
- Eggs Gathered – chickens 804, ducks 1
- Eggs Sold – chickens 30 dozen, ducks 0
- Egg Cartons filled – chickens 64, ducks 0
4th quarter 2014:
- Eggs Gathered – chickens 613, ducks 258
- Eggs Sold – chickens 41 dozen, ducks 16 dozen
- Egg Cartons filled – chickens 41, ducks 19
All of this looks more impressive when you take a full years view:
Year totals for 2014:
- Eggs Gathered – chickens 3137, ducks 356
- Eggs Sold – chickens 184 dozen, ducks 17 dozen
- Egg Cartons filled – chickens 235, ducks 26
So, 3493 total eggs gathered, should be 291 (261 actual ) cartons filled and sold (201 dozen actual), for a value of $783($603 actual income). Why the difference?
First off not all eggs gathered are “pretty” enough to sell. They may have lumpy, folded or very thin shells and I keep those for my own use. Secondly, eggs have a limited shelf life and shelf space in my refrigerator. I must move inventory or toss it. Some eggs went to family and friends who were in the right place when I had no customers in town. Third I have been known to give free samples to those I hope to gain as customers. Sometimes it works.
Not a bad year, I hope to do better in 2015.
God bless us everyone!