A few weeks ago, I couldn't wait any longer to see if we had sweet potatoes growing under all of those vines.
So, I got out the spading fork and picked a spot not far from the base of one of the original vines and started to dig.
Brother and Pretty Girl were just fascinated with the process and I had to work at missing them as I dug.
I was disappointed that the first potato I found was pretty small. But I was surprised to find out it was white instead of the characteristic orange/yellow. Then as I got closer to the
base of the plant I found a few more that were decent size. Not big, but okay. I only wanted enough for dinner, so I stopped there. Sometimes I am just too impatient to wait. This was one of those times.
I had some roast that we had cooked the day before that we could have with the potatoes. We also had one of our last yellow squash that I decided to throw in.
I really like this cast iron pot. It is a small dutch oven and a great size. I baked everything together with a little salt and pepper.
The potatoes were good - just like sweet potatoes. The squash was too old and hard. The chickens got that part.
We will be digging up the rest of the sweet potatoes in a few days. I'll show you how we grew them from beginning to end and show you the harvest. I hope we have a good number to store for winter. The more we can put by, the less we will have to depend on any other food source. Remember the story of the grasshopper and the ants? Work hard. Be wise. Enjoy life.
Until next time - Fern