Day 26

by Kerry

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Diggin’ for taters!!

Friends of ours (with some serious acreage) were generous enough to share garden space with us! Soooooo nice. We tried a smaller scale garden and it just didn’t fare well in our location. Luckily hubby had planted a never-ending row of regular and fingerling potatoes, in addition to an ample supply of beans at the prosperous garden spot.

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This little guy worked so hard yesterday. My big guy did, too. ;)

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Meanwhile, the girls and I were pickin’ beans. I can’t say it was glorious, but we made it adventurous and ended up with some good laughs and fun memories…

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Then we hauled our harvest home.

And here’s the stash (oh my mercy)…

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If you’ve never tried fingerling potatoes, do it. And then give them a chance again. You might not fancy them on the first go around (but maybe you will, never know) and if not, try try again. Especially try with a little homemade ranch dressing. Um. Um. Um. If you need a good recipe for that -let me know. Fingerlings are a longer, more slender looking potato. Here’s an up close shot:

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Now we get to shell these babies…

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{Was reeeeeeeeally hoping for a cooler day today so that we could light the fire, put on some Christmas tunes, and shell our little hearts out. But no go. Yesterday was a balmy yet breezy 75 out, and today is just as lovely!!} We grew cannellini beans and they are beautiful. They remind me of stark white tic-tacs! Are tic-tacs even still sold?? Huh, I never see them anymore, or see commercials for them (?) – ok, that was a weird sidetrack. But seriously, if you know let me know. Anyhoo, these are the beauties that come out of this dried up hull/shell/bean, whatever the proper terminology…

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That was our day wrapped up in a nut shell, or bean shell – ahahaha!! And if I’m giving full disclosure here, I strongly advise NOT going bean picking and potato digging right after eating at a Chinese buffet. Blaaaaaaah.

And I so wish middle #1 had been here for the big harvest day; he was looking forward to it. But I think week long cabin time with Grampa will have totally been worth the trade off. We missed ya, Bud!!!

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