Although the Foodmageddon webseries is meant to be a fictional narrative (i.e., the loss of fossil fuels) and a documentary into a parallel timeline, all the work and data are real, of course. This is another post in the on-going series to update some of our gathered data.
I track our data, and one of the biggest pieces of data is my hours worked. People are daunted by the idea of growing a large amount of their own food, but by tracking my hours, I can put a real piece of data behind what I say. You can read a recap of what I’ve been up to in the last few days in the day-before-yesterday’s post.
Since the last time I reported this data (on May 11), I worked about an hour and two-thirds per day, or almost twelve hours per week, which isn’t really that much, when you think about it. A quarter of a 40-hour work week to potentially provide all or most of our food for the year?
Summer is less busy than the spring, when I was averaging about two hours per day. Up until last week, I only averaged an hour and a half a day, with weeding and minor harvesting, but last Monday the wheat harvest started, which has added almost twenty hours to my work this week, bringing up my average.
Below is the raw data, showing what I’ve been up to each day.