I am useless at these financial challenges - just when I say I am not going to spend money, I start a spending spree. To be fair, it isn't all the grocery budget that got blown today. I did go to Tesco but that can come later.
First of all, I have bought some more eggs, this time Cuckoo Maran eggs - half a dozen of them for £7.00. That means that the incubator will be full again when they are all collected in and ready to go, hopefully on Thursday or Friday once I co-ordinate getting them all here. I have to get some from Littleport and some from near Wisbech.
I have also agreed to buy half a dozen 13 week old Light Sussex hens for £40 which I have to collect from near Wisbech too.
And there's more - I have tonight fetched 6 hybrid layers from a free-range retirement home just the other side of the Lincolnshire border at Throckenholt - they are about 8-10 months old, and look in good form - they cost me £36.
I think I must have flipped my lid completely.
Then there was the £44 trip to Tesco for things for people's birthday parties and a packet of donuts that YFG just HAD to have - they were pink and that had a lot to do with it, methinks!
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