It’s that time of year .. the sweet potatoes are ready to be dug. I went out last night to dig two potatoes for dinner and there are so many out there, I ended up unearthing three in the process of trying to get two!
Of all the things we grow, I think sweet potatoes may be one thing that tastes the most different from anything I can buy locally. They are just so good and we will eat them almost every day. I’ll make a few sweet potato pies,which I would rather have than pumpkin pie. Hopefully there will be enough to get at least a few pints of sweet potatoes canned.
The rest of the day’s garden bounty . . a few red onions, tomatoes, okra, peppers, eggplant and 14 eggs. Two little bantam eggs on top . . that we managed to get before the greedy mamas took them to add to their nest! The okra was cut yesterday morning and those few pods either grew since morning or I had my eyes closed while cutting okra in the morning. The veggies are getting fewer and fewer. We need to pull everything out and get ready for the fall planting but just haven’t had the time.
Stephani in N. TX says
I’m obviously not farm-raised though I have had a vegetable patch or two. I am puzzled though, how do chickens move eggs? Not like a mama cat who can carry her babe from place to place when needed. I’m guessing some sort of egg roll business, especially your chickens sitting on so many eggs, must take a lot of effort.
I wish I could figure that out! Only once have ever caught a chicken actually laying an egg and I cannot for the life of me figure out how they’re getting the eggs from one nest to another but I know it’s happening.
Cheryl mucci says
Please put a web cam in the coop!
My friend brings me a bag of okra to church every Sunday. I’m lucky to make it home with it as there are several who make me feel guilty and I wind up giving half or all away! And once I make it home, my sister calls and wants to come by for some! 🙁 But that’s OK, I’ve still wound up with enough to try 3 different canned pickled okra recipes. But I STILL want to make some okra and tomatoes if I can make it home with (and KEEP) any!! LOL
Invite your friend over for dinner and have them bring the okra to your house! 🙂