The children helped with harvesting goodies from the garden 2 evenings ago:
They washed the root vegetables at the water pump:
I was excited for this moment- the moment when my husband plunged the pitchfork beneath our potato plants to see what was under there. Guess what- potatoes! And plenty of 'em.
A few weeks back some of the boys helped dad with the gathering of the parsnip seeds. We'd grown parsnips, left them in the ground until the plants went to seed, pulled them out, let them dry and then removed the seeds. We won't be needing to buy parsnip seeds, ever!
The best part according to the kids was what was left over- these dried up pointy parsnips on a hard stalk. Instant spears! The kids had tons of fun for days with those, running around the farm like crazy-wild parsnip warriors on a mammoth hunt.
Fresh garlic is amazing. It has SO much more flavor than what you find in the stores.
We had some family members visit us recently....
...and put them to work in the garden, of course! ;) (My sister-in-law is on the right)
And last but not least, the very first corn we've ever grown! Is it beautiful? No, not really. But we grew it ourselves so I love it. AND, it turned out to be the most flavorful, delicious corn I have ever had! Wow.