Ok, this is shot to hell. With the Harvest Party looming this weekend, I know I am going to spend a lot on meat and other food. I know I am going to spend money on firewood for the fire pit. I know I am going to spend money on beer. Even with people bringing dishes, I know money will be spent, and it will be over my desired budget.
Also, with the beef being at the butcher, I am going to have to spend money on the processing, and this is not a choice of when it happens. When the beef goes, it goes. Last year we spent $165 for our beef processing, and I am sure their prices have gone up. I will find out soon enough. I think I would have been close to my budget before the beef, but nowhere near it after paying the processor.
Oh well... Maybe next month...