|This is what happens when you ignore your green onions.|
August came and went in a blur of frenzied activity. In the garden the tomatoes started producing in abundance which meant evenings spent preserving that harvest. I fear the coming of winter like the apocalypse and with that same determined self-preservation I will not waste a single tomato. Today I ended up giving some away because, let's face it, 48 pints of diced tomatoes, two quarts dried, and 10 quarter pints of paste is enough. Well, maybe not enough paste. Speaking of paste...
|Oh! Squeezo! How I love thee! Best Thrift Store Find EVER!|
|An August Day's haul: Chard, Kale, Tomatoes, Green Beans, Strawberries, & Zinnia.|
Meat: 2; Let this be a lesson to you all: Sometimes a female is actually a male. A poor, picked on, male. We did him a favor. Another female was the favorite and in quail circles that really isn't a good thing.
Eggs: 147 or the equivalent of 2.5 dozen large chicken eggs. I have actually been baking with these as an added deterrent to not eat sweets.
Produce: Once again, I am getting my prices from an organic food co-op in New York state.
- Strawberries: 1 lb. 4 oz@ 4.86/lb= $6.08
- Brussels sprouts: 6 oz
- Paste-type tomatoes: 23 lbs. 3 oz @ 1.02/lb= $23.65
- Principe Borghese Tomato: 6 lb. 7 oz.@1.51/lb= $9.72
- Mortgage lifter tomato: 1 lb. 9oz. @ 2.50/lb= $3.91
- Cucumber: 4 lbs. 11oz. @1.50/lb= $7.03
- Sweet Pepper: 1 lb. 12 oz. @ 2.02/lb= $3.53
- Bunching onion: 1 lb. @ 1.93/bunch(1/4lb)= $7.72
- Kohlrabi: 3 oz. @2.86/lb= .54
- Green Beans: 2 lb @ 1.80/lb= $3.60
- Chard: 3 lbs @ 1.67/bunch(1/2 lb)= $10.02
- Kale: 2 lb. 10 oz@ 1.77/bunch (1/2lb)= $9.29
- Celery: 7 oz@ 1.27/head= $1.27