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 Post subject: Harvest Time
PostPosted: 23 Sep 2012, 08:44 
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Well the Robertson clan spent the first day of fall pulling just about all of the rest of the bouty from the farm for the season. With the help of my kids, parents, brothers and their families we were able to harvest the sweet potatoes, jalapeno peppers, bell peppers, and pull the merigolds to get them drying for seed for next season. It has been a hectic end of summer around here getting the nursery done for the baby, trying to get the trapping equipment in order, splitting wood, shooting the bow for the regular season opener next saturday, and getting the decoys ready for duck and goose season it seems like it never ends but I am surely enjoying it. Oh and my oldest daughter started with field hockey this last month so that schedule is crazy, games and practice every day after school. Loving life right now. Hope everyone had a good start to the fall, the tapping time is upon us. Stay safe.

Jase loading up the sweet potatoes on the wagon.
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What we ended up with from the sweet potatoes, not as many as I expected but for our first season I will take it.
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All my little wood stackers. They love stacking the wood after I split it.
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 Post subject: Re: Harvest Time
PostPosted: 23 Sep 2012, 08:46 
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Sorry about that middle picture I can not get it to stay rotated.

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 Post subject: Re: Harvest Time
PostPosted: 23 Sep 2012, 10:18 
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Good looking staff you got there but I'm afraid they may be running the show. You got more sweet potatoes than I ever saw :shock: .


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 Post subject: Re: Harvest Time
PostPosted: 23 Sep 2012, 10:43 
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lots of taters! and some good sized ones! good lookin helpers ya got there i bet they slept good!

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Great pictures of a Family Day on the farm!

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 Post subject: Re: Harvest Time
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Harvest time looks very bountiful for you and the family SJ. I'm glad you had a good growing season.

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What a great looking group! Looks like you raked in the crops this year, congrats.

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Great lookin' family sj !! Hard workers too. 8) 8)

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PostPosted: 28 Sep 2012, 22:03 
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Got a little time tonight and cooked down about a dozen sweet potatoes for freezing. We follow my grandmothers method for freezing, first you clean then, and then poke a bunch of holes in them and place them on baking sheets in a 375 degree oven for 25 minutes then take them out and flip them over and switch racks and bake for another 40 minutes. After your done baking take them out and let them cool for about a half hour then use a knife cut the ends off, slice off the skin and under underskin, and then slice the potatoe into about 3 inch wide pieces. Place the pieces in a blender add just a little bit of water and blend for a few seconds. Once the sweet potatoes are nice and mushy, just place in freezer bags and then in the freezer. When you are ready to cook just take the bag out, defrost, strain the water off and then you can make what ever you want, sweet potatoe pie, sweet potato bread, sweet potato cookies or dog treats. Here is the end result of a about a dozen potatoes.

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 Post subject: Re: Harvest Time
PostPosted: 28 Sep 2012, 22:06 
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Mmmmmmmmmmmm, love me some sweet potatoes.....ok, just about any potato is welcome on my plate, gotta love the Irish roots :--D

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