For anyone ready to try their hand at 'self sufficency' here's a little tid bit. It's from an old book published in 1947 called Southern Crops. One chapter deals with the amount of food a farm family of 5, two adults and 3 children would eat. Based on a plan by Clemson University. Product yearly amount how to provide milk 364 gallons two cows, freshing up a different seasons..... Butter 260 pounds reserve 15 gallons (milk) per week for butter Meat 5 servings per week persons 48 pounds pounds of beef and veal 240 pounds beef one beef -500 pounds live weight 76 pounds of pork and lard 380 pounds of pork and lard 3 hogs - 180 pounds live weight 6 pounds of lamb, mutton, fish, or games 30 pounds of lamb or other meats one lamb - 60 ounds live weight Eggs and Poultry 10 eggs weekly per person 2600 eggs from 30 hens chicken served twice a week 100 chickens for meat A flock of 50 hens will provide this egg and meat supply. Hatch 200 baby chicks each year. Cereals 20 t 24 pounds of cereal products weeakly 20 bushels of wheat furnishing 784 pds of flour 1 or 2 acres each of corn and wheat 10 bushels of corn furnishing 480 pounds of meal vegetables 174 pounds fresh greens 65 heads of lettuce 19 heads of cabbage tomatoes 4.6 bushels fresh 108 quarts canned other vegetables 303 pounds fresh Potatoes 10 bushels Fruit: 12 bushels fresh 180 quarts canned. 10 apple trees, 8 peach trees, 4 pear trees, 4 plums trees, 4 fig trees, 100 strawberry plants, 16 grapes, 50 each dewberry, blackberry, rspberry. Wow! That's a lot of eating. Happy Farming!