It’s an awkward month, July. The fishing isn’t as good as May and June, the garden hasn’t started producing much yet, and the chickens are on strike because of the heat. It makes for a meager harvest, and a calorie count that comes in significantly below the 30,000 that would constitute 20% of our monthly caloric needs, our goal for the year.
Here’s what we got:
15 lbs. bluefish filets @ 550 = 8250
10 dozen eggs @ 800 = 8000
25 oysters @ 10 = 250
4 cups chopped clams @ 200 = 800
4 lbs. tomatoes @ 80 = 320
4 large cucumbers @ 50 = 200
12 pickling cucumbers @ 20 = 240
misc. greens and herbs, and 3 raspberries = 100
That’s 18,160, not so good for the summer, even if it is an awkward month.
The real problem is that we just didn’t do enough fishing. We’ll see if we can remedy that in August.
8/2 Amendment: Astute commenter Bob reminded me about the raccoon. I wouldn’t have thought I’d forgotten it so soon. It was a small raccoon, not more than a pound of meat, and I’m figuring it’s calorically similar to rabbit. So I’ll add 500 calories for a new total of 18,660. Thanks, Bob!