Tuesday, September 1, 2009

August 2009 Farm Production

I think the most exciting thing I’ve experienced out here in the country is that so many of our meals come all, or in large part, from our farm. Our eggs, our meat, our milk or cheese, our veggies…it’s thrilling to look down at your plate and know the entire short history of your food. To know that, with God’s provision, you’ve grown it all yourself.

Eggs collected: 215, or about 18 dozen (about 7/day)
Eggs sold: none

Milk collected: 1258 cups, or 78 gallons and 5 pints (about 2.5 gallons/day)
From that milk, we produced:
  • 34 lbs of Yogurt
  • 2 lbs Gouda
  • 8 lbs Mozzarella
  • 6 lbs Ricotta
  • 2 lbs Dill Havarti
  • 2 lbs Monterrey Jack
  • 2 lbs Pepper Jack
  • 2 lbs Leister
  • In addition, I made buttermilk and ice cream, but did not record the quantities
Produce canned:
  • 7 qts green beans
  • 21 qts potatoes
  • 9 qts bread & butter pickles
  • 20 qts carrots
  • 28 qts tomatoes
  • 6 qts pumpkin
Produce otherwise preserved:
  • 10 qts of frozen summer squash
  • 9 lbs dried flour corn
  • 5.5 lbs dried popcorn
We sold all of our hogs directly to the consumer as meat this month and acquired 5 new piglets, which are currently being raised 100% on our raw Jersey milk. These piglets will, most likely, be sold as feeder pigs. We do plan on raising another pig or two next spring again, but don’t really want to feed pigs over the winter since we want to get away from buying in feed and aren’t producing enough ourselves yet to sustain them outside of a growing season.


Kari said...

I'm so inspired by your farm's production!

~OurCrazyFarm said...

Oh ~ You have been so busy! What a great, productive month you have had! I loved seeing all the pictures!