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Monday, October 19, 2015

A Gleaning Kind of Day!

We live in an area where lots of sweet potatoes are grown and when the farmers get through harvesting their crops, most of them open their fields up to gleaners.

Today, we've been gleaning sweet potatoes!



This field was full of sweet potatoes before harvesting (this is a picture of the field after harvesting, but before gleaning) ... there is lots of gleaning to be done from this field!


Another field that was full of sweet potatoes ... we gleaned several bushels from this field!



This is a very small sampling of what we gleaned today.  We also helped 4 other families glean several bushels of sweet potatoes for their own personal use.

It was an old fashioned day of gleaning and fellowshipping and lots of exercise!!!


Patsi


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15 comments:

  1. I love this and wow so many! And I love that you helped others especially the older couple.
    It is amazing to me so much is left in the field after harvest. I imagined them broken but they are not even damaged. Also I find sweet potato so useful, soups, roasted, chips, wedges, mashed... Yum and healthy. Here they are expensive too... about $5 a kilo... I think there's 2.2 lbs to a kilo? I think I need to check in that!
    I would have enjoyed this day! What could be better? xxxx

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    1. Annabel,very few of them are damaged. We are truly blessed!

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  2. I love the idea of community you portray!

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    1. We have worked hard to become a part of the community we live in, we have some really great neighbors!

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  3. My Grandmother and I used to do this with green beans. I miss those days. I wished I could find a field around here.

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  4. WOW what a blessing. How do you plan on preserving all of them? Years ago when I was younger and we lived out in the country we had a farmer who grew sweet corn and peas, he also would let us take what was left behind.My mother is the type of person who could stretch a dollar forever. In our house it was a treat to have chicken for dinner. My father hunted, fished, and any other way of getting meat, we never went hungry.

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    1. tealady, I am going to can some, store a few for eating in the next couple of months and then give the rest of them away.

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  5. What a blessing!!!! Can't wait to see what you do with them.
    Have a great week!!!!
    Sue

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  6. What a haul! Great for looking out for others.

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  7. Indeed a blessing. I believe I see a blue heeler in the background of one of the photos. I have 2 blues myself.

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  8. I wish the farmers around here let people glean their fields! I don't think I've ever heard of anyone doing this around this area. Corn is the biggest crop grown in this area, but I think most of it is silage for animal use. What a fantastic way to get free produce, though!

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    1. Agreed, Rhonda. There aren't many gleaning opportunities where I live, either, unless somebody with a big garden offers a chance to do a late picking or shares their produce. But how marvelous that Patsy found someplace to glean and such nice sweet potatoes. Enjoy, Patsy!

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  9. WOW good for you guys!!! That is soooo awesome! I am sooooooo excited for you all. I can't wait until they put them on sale so I can get me a bunch of them. Hubby bought a large bag of them last year but I gave a lot of those away. I sure so love em cooked the way I told you on FB.

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  10. Hi everyone! I've never commented here but I am a devoted follower. One of my favorite charities to give to is the Society of St. Andrew (maybe because my maiden name was Andrew?). They glean fields after farmers are finished with them and package the produce and give it to food pantries, homeless shelters, etc. I hate to see wasted food and this is a way to bless so many people!

    I sure do enjoy reading the blog. Thanks for all of the inspiration!

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