Carting Cartons

We’ve been trying to buy more things in bulk, even though laying out lots of money plays havoc with the farm’s cash flow at times.  But when we can swing it, it certainly pays off in terms of cost and of time spent handling materials.

Which brings me to buying egg cartons by the pallet load.

Egg Carton Pallets.jpg

That’s 3750 egg cartons, plus a few collapsed cardboard boxes stacked on top.

The challenge in buying pallet loads of anything is that we don’t have any barns or sheds to put them in.  Right now I’ve got pallets of chicken feed in the sows’ winter hoophouse but obviously egg cartons need a more salubrious environment.  So I ended up raising the whole load on the forks up to the second floor of the uninhabited half of our house and handing the cartons through the upstairs windows, stacking them in our unused bedroom.

One Comment on “Carting Cartons

  1. Wow. I guess I know what we will be doing next week.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: