The morning’s chore for the youngest girls today was harvesting potatoes. Usually digging into the ground yields rocks, worms, bugs, roots, and of course dirt so it’s such a special surprise when you dig into the ground and pull out something to eat;especially, a big red potato. All shapes and sizes, some buried deep, some not so deep and some still on the root. The first time I harvested potatoes I was in my forties. Your kids all have a head start. When it was all over (about 20 minutes), there was close to 100 potatoes (John estimated 30 pounds) harvested from about 10 plants. At flag raising, which follows morning chores, the miners were very excited to share their morning activity during the “Anything Cool to Share” part of the agenda. What remains? Will we have potatoes for dinner? J

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