Sunday, August 29, 2010

Using Up The Cucumbers

We got an excellent pick of cucumbers for the Farmers Market at Riverbank Discovery Centre on Saturday morning. However, a lot of the vendors had cukes, so we came home with about half a crate. As we're into fresh food, and don't have an event until Tuesday - these cukes won't be for sale! So what do you do with ten pounds of cukes going soft? Well, we could just compost them - but we've got a better answer. Turns out chickens like cukes. And pigs absolutely adore them! So, we cut down on feed costs, give all the stock a 'treat' and although we don't make any money from these cukes, we will certainly profit from the end result!! The manure these animals will provide will give us excellent compost to grow next years' crop, without adding any fertilizer! It's a win-win-win situation!

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