It is nice to see the mobile chicken houses being brought in from the fields. They look good lined up along the tree row. It is also very sad. I remember, not so long ago,  Nigel and I talking about our chicken project and how disappointed he was that it didn’t work out. It really made him feel like he failed. It kind of breaks my heart that he felt that way because I don’t see it as a failure at all. We tried, and we tried for all the right reasons. We even continued to lose a lot of money on that project, because we felt so strongly that it was the right way to do things. But, alas, the market is not ready for $9.00 lb chickens (even though they have more flavor than a Cornish Cross). Nor is it ready for chicken that has long legs, long skinny breasts, and you have to learn to cook them differently. The heavy financial hit was the complete lack of egg laying that happened through the fall and winter, and it was a hit, two years running.  Sometimes, you just have to look at the numbers and realize that no matter how good your idea is, how right you feel it is, how much you believe in the project, you just have to let it go and walk away. In this case, we have close to $25,000 worth of hatching/breeding equipment and I have no idea how much money we have invested in the mobile chicken houses. Nigel wanted us to hang on to it all, hoping that some day we might find a way to make chicken breeding work at Eatwell, so that’s what I am going to do.