Here we are again my friends and it's Tuesday :)
It was another supper busy garden work week here. Pulling out the all but dead tomato plants and ripping apart the straw bales they were planted in and using composted straw to amend the raised beds in the veggie garden and adding what was left to come of the flower beds.
The garlic has been planted for next year :) Hoping for another bumper crop !!! There is nothing that even compares to the taste of fresh harvested garlic. ♥♥♥♥
Then after all of that on Saturday the big sweet potato harvest Started.
This is one of the handmade bales I made back in the spring to grow my sweet potatoes in ... I had 8 of these planted and 1 actual straw bale.
After trimming off the vines ..which went absolutely everywhere in the garden.... the wire wrapped bales looked like this.
This was the last bale I had made and didn't have quite enough wire left to wrap completely around it so I had to improvise. :) This was the easiest bale to get the wire off of though :)
The next stage was pulling apart the bales and lifting up the "SWEETS" I though I had taken a picture of that stage but I guess I forgot to :(
This is what was in that bale...
I deliberately put my foot in the photo so you could see just how big that sweets were!
This next bunch of photos are of the rest of the harvest.
I ended up with this wagon full and two 5 gallon buckets full of "SWEETS"
Next was spreading them out on the basement floor to cure out for a couple of weeks before they are actually sweet enough to eat.
The butternut squash in the picture all came from one plant that was grown in one of the hand made bales too. We have already eaten two of the squash so there were 11 altogether. Off of just one plant. The one plant that I planted in the ground only had 2 squash on it :(
So come Sunday I was one tired lady and pretty much just sat on the couch and crocheted while I watched TV . Mini now has a warm wool sweater to wear when the cold weather really hits.
She likes it and didn't want to take it off.
I forgot to take a new drink photo again so here's one from the past.
Back when things were still green in the garden.
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