Happy new year! Another year has flown by! On this first day of the year, I will be telling you about our 2018 goals. The end of a year/the beginning of a new year is always a great opportunity to reflect on what happened in the last year and set goals for the new year.
Do you throw away food? Maybe you cooked too much, or you forgot you had it in the fridge and it has come back to life. It happens to the best of us. Did you know that according to the FAO roughly a third of the food produced in the world is wasted yearly! A THIRD! That’s buying three loafs of bread and throwing one away! A person in Europe or North America wastes on average 95-115 kg of food a year! I don’t know about you but these numbers are shocking to me.
We have all heard of them, Preppers. There was even a TV show about them. They think that one day the world as we know it is going to collapse in one way or another and are preparing for this day. They are preparing by buying food and supplies, creating a bug out plan with a bug out bag, in case they need to leave their house, and making sure they have shelter for when that day comes. Sounds crazy, right? Well, maybe not so much.
My son really really wanted quail, so a couple of weeks ago we went to the feed store, and while I was buying feed he bought himself 3 quail. Two females and a male, I guess he takes after his mom because he wanted to breed quail and sell them. I think it is great, he’s only 8 years old and has a little business plan!
I thought quail were just tiny chickens, boy was I wrong, they are nothing like chickens! Here’s what we learned in our first weeks of keeping quail.