Eggs collected: 145, or about 12 dozen (almost 5/day)
Eggs sold: none
We dried off Lily about halfway through the month because she was producing so little...we decided she needed a break. And, we went to once a day milking as well. It's all an experiment around here, but we've read that less milking is less stressful to the cows. Since they both had a bout of mastitis (which is quite understandable with all the stress they've undergone in the last few months with moving and new people & routines to get used to), we figured they could use a little less stress.
Milk collected: 778 cups, or 48.625 gallons (about 1.6 gallons/day)
I turned a half-gallon of milk into yogurt on a nearly daily basis. But, except for that and a few pints of ice cream, I didn't make any extra milk products. The piglets drank most of any excess this month.
- 15 qts pumpkin
- 95 qts tomatoes (!!)
- 12 qts potatoes
- 8 cups roasted pumpkin seeds
- 4 lb 11 oz dried popcorn
- 47 lbs onions
- 3 lbs 3 oz frozen bell peppers
- 7 cups frozen hot peppers