Saturday, August 29, 2009

Potato Harvest!

It was yard work day around our house and we got busy in the garden harvesting. Here is hubby and the kids digging for potato treasures.

They had so much fun finding all those yummy red potatoes. Out of all the food we have grown in our garden, potatoes by far, have been the funnest! You can see the goats in the background reaping the rewards of harvest time! They love all the weeds, and plant scraps we send their way.

Of course Landon just had to be in the middle of the process. He grabbed his own shovel and started digging. The next thing I know he had dirt crusted around his mouth and his hands are covered in dirt. Guess he decided to have a soil snack. Packed with all kinds of mineral and vitamins!


Robb and the kids coming across the field from dumping yet another load of garden waste! Of course the goats have to come along and supervise that things are being done properly and that they are not missing out on anything good. Today they got all the pea vines and stuffed themselves until they were sick! A farm is truly the first recycling center on earth. It is great!

Our harvest yielded two 5 gallon buckets of potatoes, and one bucket of carrots. I guess I better round up some more jars and get busy canning again! More yummies this winter!



8 comments:

Natasha said...

Yummy! Those potatoes look awesome. Happy canning!!!!

Tami Anderson said...

I'm breaking a commandment right now! I am soooo coveting your beautiful garden. It's great to be so self sufficient. Good for you and your family. Remember when we tried to make that compost pile at the porch swing house? Good times.

Someday, I'm coming up to visit you. Just wait and see.

Oh, my teacher blog is :
www.makewayforanderson'sducklings.blogspot.com

Shady Creek Lane said...

Great family project. Robb and the kids are such troopers. How was the creamed peas and potatoes? I wish we lived closer I would have liked to have been at your house for dinner tonight.

By the way, did you notice the itty bitty plumbers crack Addison had going on?

Amy said...

Way to go Rainy Day Farmers! What great lessons you are teaching your kidlets. Be sure to tell us all the great foods you make with your harvest.

Kristin said...

Hot potatoes miss!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

just had to take a peek around before I left for some more rooster partying!

Those are some cute little helpers there helpoing out their dad!

Blessings & Aloha!

Megan said...

wow, that looks like fun. I am really looking forward to starting a garden at our new place. The kids look so cute in the garden!

Megan said...

wow, that looks like fun. I am really looking forward to starting a garden at our new place. The kids look so cute in the garden!