We had squash for dinner. Acorn squash with red onions, hot Italian sausage, dried cherries and Asiago cheese - baked together with olive oil and sage.
I have 4 sweet pie pumpkins I'll probably start one tonight. I just vacuum sealed 4 cockerels.
I have 2 vacuum sealer units and I'm not happy with either one. One is a Food Saver and the other is a Seal-a-Meal.
I think I'm going to order some shrink poultry bags.
I posted some olive egger pairs on craigslist yesterday. Today I posted some Penedesencas. I have some pullets that have too much white on them - otherwise perfect birds. I also have too many cockerels. These are 6 to 9 month old birds. I listed them as $15 for cockerels and $35 for pullets.
Other than these occasional fire sales, I'm asking $250 for mature trios.
I got a reply. A guy said he could go $30 for 2 pullets.
Here is my reply to him.
"Sorry, no can do. This is the rarest breed in North America. I normally sell trios for $250. I posted this ad to clear out some birds that had some feather color flaws but are still outstanding birds laying extremely dark eggs.
It took me 2 years to find my foundation stock and they were $15 per chick for day olds.
Also, it costs me well over $30 per bird to get them to laying age. I would eat them before I sold them for less than I have in them.
I challenge you try to find black penedesencas anywhere in North America that are for sale.
If you can get POL pullets for less than $75 each, let me know.
I've been searching for another flock to get new genetics for the last 6 years. I know everyone in the US and Canada that has black penes and they don't have enough to sell or just won't sell any.
Sorry to disappoint you but 30 for 2 pullets isn't even close to a serious offer.
My son thought I was too harsh but my wife didn't.
Edited by ChickenCanoe - 11/11/15 at 2:23am