“Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat. In our mad rush for progress and modern improvements let's be sure we take along with us all the old-fashioned things worth while.” Laura Ingalls Wilder

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Household Record Keeping For 2010

 

I'm organizing the records for last year .. to start with a clean slate for 2011.

Home Preserving 2010

  • December - 13 quarts pinto beans
  • November - 3 quarts turkey stock frozen, 3 pints turkey meat frozen, 1 quart frozen broccoli, 2 quarts frozen raspberries, 12 quarts chicken stock
  • October - 2 quarts raspberries, frozen, 5 quarts pinto beans, 7 pints salsa verde, two pints summer squash (mashed and frozen)
  • Sept. - 8 pints Boston Baked Beans, 9 pints tomatoes in juice, 6 pints spicy tomato juice, 1 quart frozen zucchini, 1 pint frozen yellow-neck squash, 1 quart frozen green beans, 2 pints frozen hot peppers, 1 quart frozen broccoli, 5-1/2 pints frozen Italian seasoned tomato sauce, six pints salsa verde, 40 ears of sweet corn frozen, 3 pints frozen corn, 1 gallon strawberries frozen
  • August - six quarts tomatoes in juice, 21 pints salsa, 2 quarts frozen green beans, 3 quarts refrigerator dill pickles
  • August- 10 pints green beans, 7 quarts green beans, 1 quart frozen
  • June- 9 half-pints wild rose-geranium jelly
  • July- 7 half-pints strawberry freezer jam
  • July- 7 half-pints raspberry freezer jam, 2 gallons frozen raspberries, 1 gallon frozen blueberries, 2 quarts frozen huckleberries
  • May- 8 pints pinto beans
  • June- 7 quarts pinto beans
  • June- 14 pints Boston Baked Beans

2010 Grocery Budget (family of 4.5)(don't read anything into the 4.5 .. ;)

$6099

January -$456
February -$355
March - $527
April -$368
May - $498
June - $516
July - $445
August - $400
September - $400
October - $400
November $450
December $
550

yearly purchase of organic beef $404
yearly purchase of organic hog $330

2010 Food Budget $6099
family of 4.5 = $3.71/per day per person

Garden Expenses - 2010 ($314)

  • compost bin $65
  • garden sink $50
  • onion sets $3
  • 13 lbs seed potatoes $9
  • 1/4 yard gravel for under garden sink $5
  • 3 cubic yards of composted horse/cow manure $90
  • potting soil $15
  • Heirloom Seeds $77

2010 Garden Planting Schedule

  • 11/13/10 Spanish hard-neck garlic
  • 7/9/10 bush beans (yea)
  • 7/9/10 sugar snap peas (yea)
  • 7//9/10 bush peas (nay)
  • 6/20/10 nasturtium/marjoram (yea/nay)
  • 6/16/10 basil (nay)/parsley(yea)/green onion seeds(yea)
  • 6/9/10 foxglove/columbine/purple cone flower plants(yea to all)
  • 6/12/10 tomato plants/(yea)
  • 6/9/10 cucumber seeds(nay)
  • 6/9/10 radish (yea)
  • 6/9/10 cantaloupe (nay)
  • 6/9/10 watermelon (nay)
  • 5/24/10 burp-less cucumber plants (yea)
  • 5/24/10 pickling cucumber plants (yea)
  • 5/24/10 red/green cabbage plants (yea)
  • 5/24/10 six new pepper plants (yea)
  • 5/15/10 pepper plants/killed by frost (nay)
  • 5/15/10 chervil (yea)
  • 5/15/10 yellow crooked neck squash (yea)
  • 5/15/10 zucchini yea)
  • 5/15/10 Bantam corn (nay)
  • 5/15/10 bush beans (yea)
  • 5/7/10 thin & transplant strawberry plants (nay)
  • 5/7/10 tomato plants with wall-o-water jackets (yea)
  • 4/27/10 Danish ball head cabbage seeds (nay)
  • 4/27/10 purple cone flower seeds (nay)
  • 4/21/10 more onion sets (yea)
  • 4/21/10 more red/yellow potatoes (yea .. except voles ate quite a few!)
  • 4/19/10 broccoli (yea)
  • 4/19/10 carrots (yea)
  • 4/19/10 chervil (yea)
  • 4/19/10 Detroit dark beets (yea)
  • 4/19/10 radish (yea)
  • 4/19/10 tarragon (nay) .. last year's overwintered
  • 4/19/10 red sails lettuce (yea) good lettuce choice
  • 4/19/10 deer tongue lettuce (yea) did not care for this type
  • 4/15/10 red & Yukon gold potatoes
  • 4/15/10 red, white, yellow onion sets (yea)
  • 4/12/10 sugar snap peas (yea)
  • 4/12/10 planted three trees, 2 maples, 1 Japanese Lilac (yea)
  • Oct '10 additional garlic
  • garlic (planted Oct. '09) (nay)
  • 3/12/10 oregano plants (yea)
  • 3/14/10 French sorrel (yea)
  • 3/14/10 - strawberry spinach (yea)
  • asparagus (planted 2009) .. more time needed
  • rhubarb (planted 2009) (yea .. out the ear;)
  • 3/12/10 sun chokes (yea .. out the ears)
  • 3/12/10 - horseradish (alive .. barely)

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