"Mighty Joe Banks"
|Joe Banks from Cornwall, England and Sara Rivera-Olsson from Göteburg, Sweden|
When we are into October on the farm there are three"W's" that always cause concern.
|Hauling a load of bottled saft to the root cellar.|
|Nainy and Sara with the last of the beets!|
That way no mold can grow in there.
On the day we harvested the potatoes it was cold but clear and the "bumper crop" continued as we filled bag after bag.
|Double the normal amount of potatoes!|
|Parsnips and Carrots in their crates.|
and I say "bountiful" remembering Joe pulling armfuls of them out of the ground.
|Dubbed by the kids, "The Conglomerate Carrot".|
|Ruby beets destined for the Borscht pot.|
|Sara braided the reds,|
When they had all dried we chose a rainy day - perfect for the indoor work - got the twine that would be woven in to stabilize each bunch, moved in a work table, and started in:
|Joe worked on the whites.|
As we finished each bunch we hung them from the metal gates all over the barn until we could transport them to a hanging bar in the tank room.
|This was Joe and Sara at the end of day #1 and they were still smiling!|