In honor of summertime and grilling season, here are some cool numbers taken from Farm Journal (late spring 2013, pg 82).
2 lb: Fresh green beans necessary to can 1 quart.
12: Honeybees needed to make 1 tablespoon of honey.
4 lb: Broccoli consumed per person each year.
22 lb: Tomatoes consumed per person each year; more than half are in the form of ketchup and tomato sauce.
24 lb: Sweet corn consumed per person each year; 9.5 lb frozen, 8.7 lb fresh, and 5.8 lb canned.
44: States that grow watermelons; Florida, Texas, California, Georgia, and Arizona lead the country in production.
57%: Of barbecue grills sold in 2012 were gas, 41% were charcoal, and 2% were electric powered.
Now for some of my own numbers:
7: Pairs of pants I wash every single day for three of us. Does this make ANY sense?
2: Probable number of ounces I just spilled on my work laptop, got it dumped out immediately, and STILL my mouse pad doesn’t work. Boooo.
12: Number of towels two teenage girls can dirty in a day.
4: Average number of times I come back to the house for something I forgot when we are headed somewhere.
27: Number of times I could sweep my ridiculous white linoleum in my kitchen in one day and still have it look dirty.
73: Average number of junk mail emails I get every single day and block every single day. The next day– all new ones. Seriously?
5,000: My goal number of LIKES on my JARW Facebook page by August 1, 2013. Achievable??
2,968: The number of times I look out the window while working (typing) and think “Man I wish I were outside!”