The First Harvest

The Yager Homestead has reaped our first significant harvest!

If you’ll recall, I dug up a potato a few weeks ago, and cut a few leaves of lettuce. The potato was still pretty small, so we decided to let them grow a little longer before digging up more.

But this weekend, we had a craving for a good, southern, home-cooked mealMEATLOAF with all the fixin’s.

This seemed like a perfect time to see what our hard work had yielded.

Using my handy-dandy garden apron, we trekked out to see what we could get. East Texas has had some beautiful weather lately, with some showers here and there to supplement. This made our leaf lettuce very ready to be cut. A few of our spinach leaves were big enough to be harvested as well, so we cut a few of those too.

Then it was time to dig for potatoes.

B loves harvesting potatoes. There’s something about the surprise of it since you can’t see them growing that is just so exciting. The ground was cracked in several places, which Guru Penny has said means there are some big potatoes under there. After about 10 minutes of digging, we had hit the jackpot!

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We had dug up 8 beautiful potatoes, some pretty large! The skin was so tender it just rubbed off in our hands. There were more down in the soil ready to be picked, but since it’s just the 3 of us, we decided to let them grow a little longer.

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Our full haul

As you can see, we had a pretty good haul. We oven roasted the potatoes with oil, salt, pepper, garlic, and parmesan. The thin skins were deliciously crispy.

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Oven-roasted garlic parmesan potatoes! Yum yum!

Our Sunday dinner was delicious! We love growing our own!

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-TBE

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