Today I was at my son’s school helping in the classroom. One of my friends was there as well. Together with the group, we helped create a worm composter with the kids. As we created the composter by adding layers of damp newspaper, soil, egg shells, kitchen scraps, cardboard and worms, we talked about what worms liked to eat. Interestingly enough, I was quick to point out that they eat almost the same diet as the chickens. The kids thought that was funny! Amongst the giggling, I told them worms eat almost everything except for citrus and onions.
My friend then asked how many eggs we were getting per day. I replied about 4. She asked if I would sell her some. I knew I had an extra dozen in the fridge from this week. “Sure, my chickens eat an organic diet too!”, I replied. With that said, she asked the price for a dozen and I told her $4. I never in a million years would have thought that while building a worm composter, I would have my first sale. No wait, I never in a million years would have thought that I would go from being a city girl in Los Angeles to a Cape Cod Mom raising backyard chickens!