Harvest

The half-year harvest

We’re at the year’s halfway point, a reasonable time to check in our goal of getting 20.12% of our 2012 calories first-hand. Let me preface this by reminding you that the first half of year necessarily includes the first quarter, in which virtually nothing edible is harvested. Although the second quarter sees some excellent fishing, […]

The May harvest

May was a very good month. We’d been limping along, harvesting eggs and greens, just waiting for the food-procuring season to start in earnest. And now, it has. Here’s our May caloric harvest: 90 lbs. striped bass filets @ 400 calories per pound: 36,000 8 lbs. bluefish filets @ 550 per pound: 4400 1 lb. […]

The March harvest

March is the cruelest month. Oh, wait … In any case, March is a terrible month for harvesting. I have lots of things that look promising for April, but what I have for March is eggs. Eighteen dozen eggs (we’ve got one fewer chicken, since an unfortunate incident early in the month). Other than that, […]