A Month of Chicken Reports
August 8th, 999 - September 8th, 999
For those who don't know, the government of Tuath Fasach is changing hands. The Burning and the Green are apparently leaving, and Sir Pyr of Eagle's Rook has moved in to govern.
Current [PC] residents of Tuath Fasach: Simoon, Antolicus, Donovan, Evan, Arkydyne, Barret, Pyr, Korlis, Kail, Nosrat, and Decion (on and off).
Morning: A guard, Dax Ash, reports several changes around Victory: The Unknown Spirit has apparently 'blessed' the coming of Sir Pyr, or has taken note of the plight of the refugees from Caer Candra, as there are six fields of ripened potatoes (@300 barrels worth), wheat (@300 barrels), corn (@100 barrels), beans (@300 barrels), and other crops, from onions to carrots, to cabbage and zucchini...(@400 barrels misc.). In addition, the Spirit has finished building homes that were started, and gifted each of the farm plots with a modest barn. The building crew still needs to construct 30 more homes and barns, but will put off any new construction until the 'gift' harvest is brought in. (End Page 1)
Helen counters the suggestion, with the following: all the people unable to work on their own farms are currently helping with either the community farms, foraging, and on the multitude of building projects. To Apprentice some of them might be good in the long run, but most of the folk are displaced farmers, and would prefer to keep up their tradition. There really aren't people with 'nothing' to do, just those that don't have bright prospects for the winter or harvest.
Sir Pyr writes to Helen to ask how many horses are the Gumbles taking care of, minus the Creathorne horses (which we are getting at Queen of Hearts). If there are a goodly many, then if they can stay on to care for them, that is fine; the Stable hands at Eagle's Rook will be able to care for those that will be transferred. There are 50 other horses (all NCL or non-Creathorne legal), mostly geldings. *Also, if she could send him a copy of the most recent report, he would appreciate it. (End Page 4)
(From here on out, the pages are scattered and out of order, but still within the set dates listed above. - Sir Iawen Penn)
Potter: Nothing to report.
StoneMason: nothing to report.
Farming: from Joseph Wicker:
Gift Yield is completely harvested.
Approx yields from Victoyr fields:
Grain- 300 barrels - harvest in late sept
Potatoes - 150 barrels harvest in early oct
Sweet potatoes - 50 barrels - harvest in mid oct
Root vegetables - 150 barrels - harvest as wanted 30/150 harvested
Leafy Vegtables - 50 barrels - harvest mid sept
Gourds - 100 barrels - harvest as wanted 10/100 harvested
Other (tomatoes, beans, spec) - 50 barrels 5/50 harvested
Forage and Hunting:
Forage and Hunting 'tax' has been enough for now. Some stocks have been stored. Berries, nutes, and mushrooms have been gathered. Meat is scared right now. A concerted efoort (Page "2") will need to be made soon to keep up the stores of meat.
Petitions: Petitions have finally stopped, as the harvest season approaches. Patrols have been put to guarding the city instead of hiring out.
Colton: Population: People of Tuath Fusach: 38, Coal Miners: 97
Guard: The permanent Garrison is complete. the garrison currently has 18 people in all. Ten full-time guards, the captain, the cook, a quartermaster and 5 raw recruits for training and part-time working.
Buildings: No changes Coal Miner's Buildings: No changes
Business: a general store is in business. Woodcutters are doing very well.
Castle Inventory: Castle Residents/Dependents: (88) (increase of 25 people)
COWS: 26 milk cows, 1 bull, 24 calves(end Page 3)
26 milking cows - produce nearly 125 gallons of milk per day in 2 milkings.
12 male calves (1 born Dec/Jan, 1 born Feb, 11 born in March)
- 1 slaughtered last week for food
11 female calves (5 born Jan, 2 born Feb, 4 born in March)
All scheduled to be bred in March of next year, and to replace old milk cows.
1 will dry out in October, calve out in December
10 will dry out in November, calve out in January
15 will dry out in December, Calve out in February
(5 of the November dry cows will be traded for milking cows at the Givaway)
2 pull trained oxen
Hens: 300 Cock: 30
Current Breeding Stock: 100 (will increase gain in September to roughly @ 1200 mature chickens per month)
Egg Laying Stock: 200 (Egg Production: @200 per day, @2-3 eggs per person, per day Excess being sold cheaply or with barter to needy families.)
Egg laying stock will be upgraded to 250 hens after the fowl givaway.
Hens: Gain @50 mature hens per week. (Sept should average @150)
Capons/Food: Eat @200 capons/old hens per month (roughly 50 per week, mostly soup, ((End Page 4))occasional roasts. by september, we should have enough chickens to feed everyone at least one chicken roast every week, roughly 150 for slaughter per week.)
There are now 160 hens available, we need 600 for the fowl givaway, and 13 cocks available, we need 60. There were 54 capons for slaughter, all used for soups (@8 per day, for 83 people.)
10 sows, 17 immature sows. 3 boars, 3 immature boars.
46 piglets born in Feb - 3 m, 20n, 15f (will mature in November) 5 f will be bred in November. (piglets being saved from the slaughter as long as possible. Shooting for October's Harvest Fair.)
65 piglets born in June - 3m, 10n, 40f (will mature March 1000)
4 sows have been bred in August, expecting in March
6 sows will be bred in February.
5 new sows, will be bred November.
12 new sows, will be bred in March.
12 Creathorne legal-riding horses (produce 5 colts every year)
6 mares (NCL)
2 m colts (march 999) NCL
4 f colts (march 999) NCL
1 stallion (NCL)
37 geldings (NCL)(PAGE 5)
SHEEP: 35 female, 15 male. To be bred now, @30 lambs expected for May.
775 jars Preserves (fruit and nut butters) (use @40 jars a week) (gained @200 jars this week from the preservers work)
22 barrels (50 rounds) Cheeze/40rnds - (use @1/2 barrel a week, net gain @1/4 barrel per wk.) (20 barrels slated for 'great fowl givaway)
335 barrels Grains (Corn/Wheat): (use 10 per week.)
5.25 barrels cooking oils (1/4 per week, for breads mostly)
60 barrels cider/beer/wine (10 per wk, cooking & drinking)
90 barrels of beans (started use, 5 per wk)
8 gallons of honey (1/4 gallon a wk) (*net gain 1/2 gallons a wk)
No forage left. As forage comes in, it is used. Have about 4 gallons on standby.
125 barrels of Potatoes. (5 barrels a wk)
50 barrels of Vegestables (use 15 b a wk whiel fresh. Much of this stock being canned, pickled, or otherwise preserved)
70 barrels of pickled/canned vegetables - for use later.
21 barrel Oats (use @1 barrel a week - using grain instead of oats when possible)
CURRENT DAIRY ASSETS:
125 gallons of milk a day per two milkings
25 for drinking (@1/4 gallon per person per day)
15 used for cream, whey, yogert, cooking, and butter
60 gallons toward cheeze making (@6 rnds per day - @42 rnds per week.) ((PAGE 6))
- Produce roughly 3 barrels a month
three good sized sturdy horse or oxen pulled carts
1 one-horse cobblers wagon
4 two horse medium wagon
37.25 cord of dry wood remaining (Castle used 1/4 cord this week)
produce @ 1 c dry wood per week - halted due to harvest (Castle will need rougly 30 cords for the winter alone)
110 barrels of coal. Waiting for later use (gain 10 barrels through taxes at beginning of each month)
Money Spent & Taxes Earned:
EBON: Steer Purchased - none, this week, he hunted instead
SPECIAL PROJECTS: Ebineezer's Paper: 5 gp
ROOM TAX: This week 6.6 gp from Green Unicorn (if booked solid every night, max tax = 14 gp a week) 6.6 gp from the new inn, "The Wander's Stop" (max 10 gp a wk)
RENT: + 45 gp this week
+41 merchants (5 left, 5 entered)
Banjan's Cloth, Noble Touch- Finery, Money Changer, Woodcarver
A second bakery: 100 gp debt, has paid 40 gp, taxes are discount product to TF castle staff. A second seamstress/tailor: 100 gpo debt, has paid 30 gp, taxes are working 8 days of the month at the castle.
Purchased Residental Areas: none
Total Gain for Treasury: 72.2 gp
Dragoin costs: 4 gp - Dragon ate 2 old steer - appetite has increased greatly
Castle Maintence: 25 gp (purchased meat 14 gp, 2 casks salt 6 gp, and misc 5 gp)
Castle Staff/Guards: 21.4 gp/week
total spent 50.4 gp
total gained 72.2 gp
total gain for the week: 21.8 gp
Current Treasury: 1252 gp, 2 sp, 25 gems (Becks, Rowan, and Manchester traded for gold with local money changer for small fee)
Taxes: (to be collected Wednesday but have been given early)
1 tapestry (put to cover drafty walls)
10 barrels whole grain (added to stores and eaten) (got oats as stores were low)
forage and game, eaten as arrived
2 bolts cloth (being processed for clothing for the guards by new tailors) 1 pc furniture, 2 older steer (to be slaughtered for meat, for Ebon's food) (Ebon will get them next week (END PAGE 8)
Created by Janna Oakfellow-Pushee at 10-11-10 12:53 PM
Last Modified by Janna Oakfellow-Pushee at 10-09-16 08:44 PM