So after Son made another couple of grocery runs, here is what I have:
A total of 45 lbs. of chicken breast that yielded 54 pints. I had one jar break in the canner and another that didn't seal, using all metal lids. The one that didn't seal will be supper tonight, in gravy over biscuits.
12 lbs. of bacon ends and pieces, cut into pieces no larger than 1 inch, yielded 19 half pints of bacon bits. The yield is less than other meats due to shrinkage when I fry it up before canning. There might have been a little more, but it's bacon and the temptation to sample as I worked was just too great.
They jury is still out on the 28 lbs. of carrots. They are all diced and waiting to be blanched before being dehydrated. All I know for sure is that I will have 28 lbs. of carrots that, when dry, will likely fit into a one gallon freezer bag.
And now I'm going to take a nap.
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