Thursday 20 September 2012
Now that we have a good stock of chickens, it seemed like a good time to put an ad in the classifieds to see if anyone would like to buy some birds.
I am surprised by the response so far.
We have had two buyers come here to purchase birds, and some others have contacted us asking questions.
Our Gold-Laced Wyandottes appear to be harder to find than I thought they'd be.
The demand may not last long, but it helps to convert some birds into cash.
There are a couple of things that I didn't count on when we posted the ad.
The first is that customers would like to know the age of the birds, and that makes sense, but I neglected to keep track of that, and so I will have to pay closer attention in the future.
The second is that we are attracting people who we share at least one thing in common with; that being the interest in the breed of bird we keep.
But also, there is a good chance that the people who find our prices fair, and prefer the heritage breeds, also share many of our beliefs and passions in regard to food and lifestyle.
Not only are we selling chickens, but we have also created an opportunity to meet interesting people.
Though we have raised the question of socializing our children, we often neglect to consider our own socialization.
Living here, we need to be more proactive when it comes to keeping in contact with community.
Our online presence has helped quite a lot, but it's better when we can actively socialize in shared space.
Now, our fledgling business activities will be bringing people here more often.
What products we choose to offer will determine, in part, who chooses to buy from us.
Making our passion a business looks like it will put us in contact with people who share those passions.
We are proud of our chickens and are happy to sell them.
Not only are we able to promote this breed, but can create revenue that helps keep us going.
More importantly, we are creating an opportunity to be part of a network of souls,
whose passion for quality living enriches our lives and society as a whole.