In 2001, we decided to keep track of our journey by weighing the harvest and calculating our energy and water usage. Putting the numbers on paper shocked and inspired us (especially the harvest weigh in) because we actually saw our progress and conservation efforts in black & white.
Note: Stats (below) were last updated in 2010.
With 7,000lbs harvested…90% of our vegetarian diet comes from the garden so we eat on almost $2.00 per day per person.
Beginning in 2010, our work started to grow beyond our family’s immediate needs. It became a workshop space, cottage and home business, community hang-out and local host to fundraising farm to table dinners.
While we still conserve and live “simply,” the increase usage of utilities consumed by visitors and the community caused the numbers to no longer reflect just our own personal lifestyle.
Therefore, some of the facts and stats listed below contain no updated data. The homestead life evolves; and we grow along with it.