After a decade of keeping harvest records, this year even with historic weather records, plagues of bugs and dealing whatever mother nature threw at us we are amazed that we are going to break our record 6,200 lbs (  3 ton) harvest from our 1/10 acre garden [See 2001-2009 Harvest Chart]

We thought it would be fun to have our readers try and guess how much pounds we harvested this past year.

To help get you started, check out last month’s tally thru November

The rules are simple, one entry per person

Winners will receive a Little Homestead in the City calendar

Contest ends Wednesday January 5 at midnight PST

Good luck!


  1. Shannon Samczyk says:

    Wow! Truely inspiring what you all are doing! Im guessing your harvest was 7,850 lbs. ???

  2. Lidia Seebeck says:

    I’ll guess 6896 pounds. By the way, are you doing porch sales of brassica crops at all? My broccoli has been pathetic.

  3. Tamlynn says:

    Hope you got some eggs this month!

    I’ll guess an even 6900.

  4. alpidarkomama says:

    6,730! 🙂

  5. Trae says:

    How cool! If my math is right you have a total of 6,527lbs of food thru November. WOW! I’m guessing the eggs to be about 65lbs total for the year and December harvest to be about 400lbs. This would give a grand total, never accomplished in the history of man kind, urban garden total of 6,992lbs of home grown food.

  6. Kathleen says:

    I’m guessing 6,800.

  7. Anna says:

    I’m guessing 7010 lbs. 🙂

  8. Nebraska Dave says:

    Well, I am assuming it’s just the produce we are talking about so I am guessing 6975 pounds for the year. If it does include the honey then my guess would be 100 pounds more. At any rate that’s a lot of food for 1/10 of a acre. It’s a marvelous accomplishment and it’s inspired me to keep track of my harvest next year to see how much I can grow in just five raised beds.

    Have a great 2011 New Year. May your gardens produce even more than 2010.

  9. Veronica V. says:

    i’ll guess low….6540? wow!

  10. Grama Bebe says:

    My guess for the total amount of produce harvested is 6850

  11. Doug Durfey says:

    Great job. I think the total was 6698 lbs

  12. Dan Langhoff says:

    6996 lbs

  13. Bill Buron says:

    Great Job I’l Guess 6442#

  14. Annette Triplett @ CoMo Homestead says:


  15. Kelli says:

    7200 !!!!

  16. V Schoenwald says:

    I’m going to make a Nebraska Cornhusker football long shot call of 7,450#

  17. Joy Giles says:

    Great work. Guess — 5758 lbs

  18. jayedee aka ntiveheart says:

    7112 pounds

  19. Granny Tera says:

    I’ll say 7001

  20. Chris says:

    You all are amazing! I’ll guess 7563#.

  21. Andrea says:

    I’ll take a guess…..6702 lbs!

  22. Brebda says:

    7,222 lbs

  23. Jeni says:

    That is a tough one….hmmm but after looking through your records you have posted…I’m going to have to guess 6894:) I sure hope you have gone well over that however!!!

  24. Jennifer says:

    Congrats on a fruitful year. My guess is 6748 pounds!

  25. Lisa A says:

    My guess is 6650! 🙂

  26. Bob says:

    6392 lbs Happy New Years

  27. Jenn says:

    Amazing! Something to aspire to! Well, from November you had 7 526lbs so if we add on, say, 200lbs for December, that would give you a grand total of 7726lbs for the year! *****fingers crossed!*****

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  29. Ruth Gallot says:

    My guess is 6127 lbs.

    Ruth in NH

  30. Vegetable Garden Cook says:

    6529? No clue! Looking forward to hearing about it, and what specifically you grew.

  31. elaine says:

    My guess is 7,059. You guys are amazing!

  32. kerstin ehry says:

    A record of 7,000 lbs …. very impressive and inspiring what you are doing!!!

  33. Wendy says:

    So awesome! I’m guessing 7.998 pounds!

  34. Sarah B says:

    I’m guessing 11,999 pounds!

  35. Audrey says:

    6550 pounds

  36. Carrie Kent says:

    Guessing 7015!

  37. Rhonda says:

    Well … I’m not going to guess since I already have 2 of your calendars. Purty purty! 🙂

    I just wanted to comment and say that I don’t usually weigh my harvest, but this coming season I will. It will be very interesting to see how much my teeny tiny lil garden brings in! 🙂

  38. jean baker says:

    a+ on another awesome year, my friends. it is wonderful all u r doing 2 change the world. 7777 # and a wish for 2011 to finally achieve your goal of over 10,000 #.

  39. Jill P. says:

    I’m guessing 6885 lbs. of produce. Whatever it is, ya’ll have done an amazing job.

  40. Deb says:

    First time on this site…saw the link on another blog sidebar and have been knee-deep in perusing your blog all morning! So very interesting. I’d like to venture a guess….7152 lbs.

  41. What Pigs Don't Know says:


  42. Seana Brandon says:

    Ummm… hard for me to fathom such yields when the snow is up to my windows already. 7425lbs – but whatever it is congratulations on another fabulous year!!

  43. Nickey says:

    6712 pounds

  44. Kim says:

    How fun! 7133 Lbs.

  45. Tanya says:

    My guess is 6,732 Lbs

  46. Miss M says:

    My guess is 7,275 pounds! 🙂

  47. Jill B. says:

    My guess: 6758 pounds

    Great work on your blog… it every day!

  48. Brian says:

    I’ll guess 7043 pounds. I’m wondering if you’re also counting the fish this year? You have definately diversified your “portfolio” with the bees and fish. Good luck in 2011!

  49. Aaron says:

    My guess 7,675

  50. Kasey Howell says:

    My guess is 6,801 lbs!

  51. Monica says:

    A conservative yet over the top number … 6550! ;0)

  52. Sherry says:

    My guess is 6610 pounds

  53. April says:

    I’m guessing 6996 lbs. Your November totals just blow my mind…I’m so amazed at what you’re able to do with such a small amount of land and a lot of work!

    • Dan Langhoff says:

      @April, I already guessed that number April (see page 1)