Why do I use buckets rather than bags for my products?
There is one answer, and it will only take a minute.
Before I made feeds, I purchased them. This purchasing led me to three frustrating conclusions:
1. Too many torn bags = lost feed = lost money
2. Too many bags that mysteriously came into contact with some unidentified liquid on their journey= soiled feed = lost money
3. Too many critters robbing the sack = contaminated feed = lost money
4. Too many cumbersome, floppy bags = sore back = doctor visit = okay, I'm done!
These reasons helped me to ponder the question: what can I do in returning that which is received? First, share the cumbersome 50 LB bags, now combined into organic goodness, with my neighbors; hence, Casually Cockeyed Farm community. Second, use small buckets in my passing them onto this community with these three pledges:
1. Tears and rips: a thing of the past. Well, let's not throw the buckets up against the wall or toss them over the banister.
2. Those mysterious liquids: no getting in here.
3. Critters take a hike.
4. Too heavy? Just buy two to distribute the weight evenly ;)
I realize bags are less expensive and perhaps easier to dispose of, but I believe that modest buckets holding small amounts of freshly mixed ingredients maintain the integrity of our products. The question now becomes: what do I do with them when they have served their purpose? Well, the same thing you probably do with a bag - recycle! But, wait it doesn't have to end there - but, that's another minute! Until then: