May has been a run like it matters month.. you get up with a plans and go to bed early tired and sore as you get your garden muscles back.
Costs for May 2017
Farm Output- Personal use only but local costs to replace if bought off the farm
- Eggs: 7 dozen at 5 per dozen as eating eggs- $35 dollars
- Sheep Milk- 40 liter -(Moving the milk price to the same as the lady down the road that sells it at 8 dollars per liter)-320
Manure: Finished composting down.. at least 140 dollars worth of compost produced this month.- 140
1 new lambs (current market value per lamb 100 as bottle babies Price dropped down since last month. -100
- Lambs info (* for later in the year, I Will adjust the price to reflect the butcher, the return and sale price sale, but for this month, lets stay with if I sold them as a bottle baby this month)
- 8 pounds of rabbit meat – 5 dollars per pound locally- 40
- 11 new rabbit kits- ( do not know how to figure them in, will do them at butcher time)
- Hatch #2 is in but we had a longer then wanted power loss, I cover it and am hoping for the best, we will see.
Farm loss’s in Feb
- 4 chickens (two hens and two roosters) all show quality, in mated sets of two.. killed by a coon.. a 100 dollar loss (and if I do not get chick’s hatched in the coming hatch, it was a total loss)
Farm extra’s Costs
- Farm Hand Help -60
Ferrier – 150 (trims and Caleb shoes) He lost both of his shoes in the deep spring wet mud and I had to pay for a full new set, less then three weeks after getting them done.. sigh!
Vet- (meds- 80)
Garden Overview May
Total Garden Costs -$ 17
Total Garden Return – $527
Total Out cost for May on for the farm -$ 675 output cash costs
Farm impute Value – 1,122.00
Total output of the farm in returns
- Jan – In the hole –1,029
- Feb – In the Hole –1,429
- March-On the good side -$ 1,038
- April -On the good side -$279
- May -On the good side- 487.00
Yearly total Minus- 654.00
Do you think I will get to the good in June 🙂 I think we will!
Goals- No selling of anything off the farm is planned, the saving costs are what we would have to pay if we bought in the local free market to replace what the farm produces that improves our lives.
Its a tracking year..
and also I have had and seen a number of comments many times of folks saying, my 5 acres and under homestead needs to pay for itself.. well, I like to think mine does, I like to think that a well-run homestead can do just that! So lets see if I am right or not?