This past week there was quite the assortment of discarded fruits and vegetables in the “chicken scrap” boxes Mr. Produce Guy sets aside for us each week.
The chickens scored big with a huge box of cantaloupe melons. Most of the melons were about a day or two past their prime, but the chickens didn’t seem to mind one bit.
Being able to supplement their chicken feed once or twice a week with scraps from our garden and Mr. Produce Guy has really helps us to cut down on our feed bill over the past year and a half. Maybe next year I’ll keep track of how much it costs to keep a flock of backyard chickens. Then again, I have a lot on my plate already, so we’ll see.
Awkward Martha didn’t have to share. 😉
After sorting through the boxes, here’s what we kept:
- 8 bananas
- 7 apples
- 5 pears
- 3 sweet peppers
- 2 melons
- 2 cucumbers
- 1 avocado
- 1 head of cauliflower
Not to shabby for free.
Would you like to see what else we have brought home over the past year?
If you have just stumbled upon this series and are wondering how I got all this food for free, you’ll want to read this story first.
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