Mr Bronze, our biggest turkey was given away today. He weighed in at a little over 13lbs at 19 weeks. Bless him. Seems he would have reached £60-£70 at that weight so without having exact quantities and & prices to hand I think the cost of buying and raising him would have come in at just under that. You certainly don’t get in this game for profit!
We traded him with friends who are Xmas-ing in the Gambia so are having the big day early and in return we shall be receiving some lamb for the freezer.
Which leads me on nicely to the subject of swapping… I contacted my local and the national LETS organisation this week and have heard nothing back from them. LETS stands for Local Exchange Trading Scheme and is a way of joining up with local people with skills that you need and vice versa. I have found out that our unit of currency is a ‘Quoit’ which loosely resemble a Sterling £.
I am really hopeful that our local group is an active one as swapping skills & produce instead of hard cash makes so much sense.