When we were younger, and had come home after doing shop management up , and down the country.
We rented some land, and then we grew Vegetables, and also kept chickens , and ducks.We did use to get quite a glut on certain things that we grew, so we gave all the extra’s to the old people that we knew.
My Hubby was still in employment at Glaxo, so as we had the seventy chickens and six ducks, I had to walk over to where they were situated three times a day, for feeding , cleaning the huts out ect.
Hubby used to do shift work, so on every shift he took ten dozen eggs to work with him , (all were pre-ordered, plus the duck eggs) we only had those for one man. I had an honesty box outside the front of our home, and charged £1-00p a dozen for the eggs. I was never short changed or anything. Many a time when I got home, there was a phone message to please take more eggs to Glaxo as someone else wanted some. I could not keep up with the demand for free range eggs.
I have been know to double dig the ground for the veg. It was all good, and their were plenty of other people around to talk to and exchange goods with.
The man next to us used to grow things that we did not and visa versa, so we would exchange what he needed or wanted for what we needed.
It kept us out of mischief. lol.
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