Our 2013 egg count as of August 10:
1863 chicken eggs & 1076 duck eggs
Needless to say, we have lots of extra eggs and have been selling them to help recoup our costs. Keeping poultry is not by any means a money maker for us. We estimate that it costs us about $3.25 for each dozen eggs produced and we sell our eggs for less than that. Still, it is something.
|We've sold a few ducklings and duck hatching eggs, too.|
Garden Harvest and Preservation Totals
Current as of August 7:
- 81 Radishes
- 192.9 oz Swiss Chard
- 40.6 oz Mesclun Salad Mix
- 31 heads of Lettuce
- 149 heads and (mostly) side shoots of Broccoli
- 2.3 oz Spinach
- 992 Strawberries.
- I canned 18 half-pints of jam and we ate the rest.
- 61.6 oz Pod Peas. I froze most of these.
-4 bunches of Thyme
- 102.6 oz Kale
- 16 heads of Garlic
- 109.7 oz Shelling Peas
- 22.6 oz. Blueberries
- 11 Cherries
- 77.7 oz Raspberries
|A bowl of blueberries and raspberries|
- Nearly 27 POUNDS Blackberries, which has been processed into:
-10.5 pints of Raspberry/Blackberry Jam
- 11.5 pints of Blackberries, frozen
- 6 qt. Blackberry Fruit Leather
- 68 Cucumbers:
|Flavoring Agents for Deli-Style Dills|
- 213.2 oz Green Beans. I froze these, too.
- 7 heads of Cabbage
- 100 Carrots
-We ate some and I pickled and canned 3 pints.
- 4 Zucchini
- 2 Watermelons
- 19+ Pounds of potatoes
- 171 onions, dried and braided for storage (Expect a post on this soon.)
- 15 peppers of various kinds
- 17 tomatoes
- 2 ears of corn
- 1 cantaloupe
We still have room for improvement, but have been much encouraged by the bountiful harvest we've had this year. How is your garden growing?