Friday, October 17, 2014

The Humble Potato

Because I walked across one, I have a new appreciation for how big the potato fields are.
Also, I am amazed with how many potatoes are left after the harvest.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Gleaning Potatoes

When the call comes, we come running for potatoes. Eileen is an amazing "tato" finder as Margaret would call them. Margaret was the lucky one and got to sit on Grandpa's lap. Uncle Darrel and Emily came out for a bit too. Some neighbor dogs joined us at the end.
John was amazing. He followed Eileen and me out to the center of a pivot and then ran all the way back. It was a long, long way. We were tired and very dusty by the time we got home. But, happy to have a fun afternoon and 200 pounds of potatoes!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Monday, October 13, 2014

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Doctrine and Covenants 88:106


"And again, another angel shall sound his trump, which is the seventh angel, saying: It is finished; it is finished! The Lamb of God hath overcome and trodden the wine-press alone, even the wine-press of the fierceness of the wrath of Almighty God."
 
On Saturday we spent our time canning grape juice while listening to Conference. There were excellent talks that were uplifting and transformative. Dad and Kelly picked all the grapes and then I joined in cutting off the stems and sorting. It was a good thing to sort through all the grapes because we found a lot of snails. Not to worry, the juice is boiled for an hour or longer. Nothing but the best is left. This juice is rich and gorgeous stuff.