This year I’m on a mission to grow 4,000 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables in my suburban backyard. In 2012 I was able to grow 2,028 pounds, and in 2013 I’m going double or nothing. I have absolutely no idea if I’ll be able to achieve my goal. But, as with any adventure, half the fun is getting there. ~Mavis
Here is what I have harvested so far this year:
Beets - 14 ounces
Egg Count – 25
Well, the slate has been wiped clean, and starting from zero is going to be hard, but here we go.
This past week I was able to harvest 14 ounces of beets when I was sprucing up the garden beds. The beets have been scrubbed and are currently sitting in the refrigerator so if you have any awesome recipes, feel free to send them my way.
Last year there were a lot of people wanting me to weigh or count our eggs. So I decided to go ahead and keep a tally this year of how many eggs our backyard chicken produce. However we think of them more as pets than food machines, so I will not be saving my feed receipts or adding their weight to our garden totals. I have to much to keep track of as it is,and I don’t need to add one more thing to my list. But, I thought it would be fun to see how many eggs they do lay, because quite frankly I have no idea.
Also, in case you were wondering, the average LARGE egg sold in grocery stores weighs 2 ounces, which I thought was rather interesting.
Okay, any questions, any thoughts about this years garden? Any predictions? Do you think I can pull this off? Let me know in the comment section below, and I will try to answer your questions.
Lets get growing!
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