Those of you playing along at home know that Kevin and I are trying to get 20% of our total caloric needs first-hand this year. That may not sound like a lot, but it’s almost twice the 11% we got last year.
This month, like last, the biggest contributor was eggs. We got even more in February than we got in January. And, although we didn’t eat them all, the point of the exercise is to see how well we’d be doing if we were to be thrown on our own resources. In which case we’d eat every last one of those eggs.
In the plant department, we got some lettuce and one rogue radish. Those calories don’t add up very quickly.
Which leaves two pecks of clams (whose calorie I think I’ve been underestimating, so I adjusted the count) and one rather scrawny rabbit – less than a pound of meat.
Which comes to:
20 dozen eggs @ 800 calories each, for 16,000
2 pecks of clams @ 1000 calories each, for 2000
1 scrawny rabbit @ 400 calories
Some lettuce leaves and a radish, call it 100 calories
That’s 18,500 for the month, about 12% of the 150,000 calories we need each month. Not 20% by a long shot, but we expect the summer and fall months to be far more productive. February will never be a prime harvest month.
My year-to-date assessment: so far, so good.