It was a meager month, October:
14 dozen eggs @800 = 11200
10 large cucumbers @50 = 500
4 lbs. hen-of-the-wood mushroom @150 = 600
8 lbs. potatoes @300 – 2400
2 lbs. acorns @1700 = 3400 (more on this later)
40 oysters @10 = 400
50 figs @25 (they were smaller than last month) = 1250
herbs and miscellanea @ 100
We’re supposed to get 30,000 each month (for 20% of our caloric needs), and we eked out only 19,850. This a significant backslide, since September saw us, for the first time, go over our year-to-date goal. Unfortunately, we were only about 8000 over, and being 10,000 under this month puts us back in deficit. If only we’d caught that tuna!
November, unless something goes terribly wrong, is going to put us back in the black. We’re scheduled to slaughter our six turkeys and three pigs (although only one of the pigs is for us), and that should make our year. Even if we don’t get a deer.
But there’s many a slip twixt the cup and the lip, and we don’t count our calories until they’re harvested.