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Sweet Potato Harvest

Posted on by Tim Livingstone

We finished harvesting the squash last week and moved right into the sweet potato harvest.  This is by far the nicest and the largest crop of sweet potatoes we have ever grown.  I was worried that the dry weather had slowed them down but the warm days in September clearly had a very good effect.  From test plants I dug it looks like the roots more than doubled in size during the first 3 weeks of the month!

We have harvested about 12,000 pounds with still another 1/4 to 1/3 of the patch to go.

More chicken went to the processor today and much of it has been cut up so we can offer the various parts along with the whole birds.  We are having more birds cut up this year so hope to keep up with the demand for cut up chicken a little better. 

The pigs continue to do well and enjoy their veggies too.  When we have zucchini or summer squash that gets too big or broccoli that gets a bit yellow, the pigs are the perfect solution.  They love to eat them and it means less grain so helps to reduce the cost to feed them.  We have given a couple school tours this week with one more to go and the pigs certainly have been the highlight!


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