In the meantime, we've been trying to be helpful squatters. This morning, Strider's mom let me help make and can homemade salsa. My first actually canning experience - totally awesome and definitely taking pictures next time. Then, we headed over to help our grandparents dig up their potatoes. New to me, it was surprisingly fun and quick.
|Pappy on the tractor|
|Strider's Uncle manned the plow...see those yellow "rocks"...potatoes just rolling right out of the dirt!|
|Once the rows are plowed, hands get dirty very quickly.|
|The buckets were filling up fast!|
|No middle man needed. Plus, Strider got to wear his snazzy work boots!|
|Apparently pretty good haul for just five rows...looks like tons to this first-timer!|
|Grammy and Strider's mom handled the last of the lima beans while we finished up the 'taters.|
|Load them onto the truck...|
|...and drive 'em around to "the cave" where they can be stored in the cool and dark.|
After we were done, we sat on the porch and shelled the peas. The hard work was rewarded with ice cream sandwiches and lemonade. Plus a sneak peek at Grammy's freshly canned peaches. Yum! Plus, check out this view -- imagine a blanket and a good book under that tree, huh!
Work starts Monday but it's been a very fun week of adventures, exploring, getting lost, and realizing just how small you feel in a new place. But also how exciting the unknown can be! Looking forward to so much more to come.