Merry Christmas

I guess I have completely fallen off the blogging bandwagon.  This harvest season has just been too busy.  Honestly I don’t know why, because it probably took a fourth of the time that it typically takes to harvest.  We had the more acres planted this year than we usually plant and without the rain we harvested a smaller amount of beans and corn.  We had a ton of rain this fall, because of El Nino and it has really slowed harvest down.  As of yesterday we sent of our last load of beans, so I can officially say we are finished.  I know I mostly talk about sweet potatoes, but my husband mostly row crops.  It ended up taking us two months to completely dig up all the sweet potatoes.  We ended up loosing an acre and a half of potatoes with all the rain.  Some of the potatoes were flooded in the field and then some of them had so much water that they busted open, making them unsaleable.  Even with loosing potatoes and having mold issues, I am very happy with our potato harvest.  I am also excited about the prospect of growing our sweet potato business. Most things this year just went so much smoother.  We dug up potatoes and stored them so much easier than last year.  I haven’t had to stay up to crazy hours boxing potatoes this year and for that I am thankful.  As this farming year comes to a close and we look forward to next year, we are not sure where it will take us.  I know we will continue to row crop and  we will do sweet potatoes next year.  We hope continue to grow and expand.