We had such high hopes for our sweet potato crop this year. Last year, we only had one bed full, and this year we planted two. We just ate all of last year's crop a few weeks ago. The sweet potatoes started out so well this year; the vines quickly spilling out of the bed.
We pulled off the vines, and Hub started digging. (That is turnip greens in the upper right corner.)
Our granddaughter, Adrienne, and her fiance, Nicholas, came to help us.
Remember how well they started? Here in Northwest Alabama, it stopped raining about mid-July. We had very little rainfall in August and September, and it is dry as a bone here. Although we watered the sweet potatoes regularly, they suffered from lack of rain.
There were many potatoes, but most of them were small. The wheelbarrow below is our total crop this year. Disappointing, but still enough to enjoy for a while.
Saturday was a perfect day for a festival. We were exhausted from a busy week, so we went to one in Rogersville, Alabama, not too far from home.
Hub loves these car shows. They are nice, but I prefer new cars.
The whole town was beautifully decorated.
The East Lauderdale Quilters had a small but impressive quilt show as part of the festival.
October is the chosen month for festivals, apparently, and there are so many that it is impossible to attend all of them. There are several more festivals in our area during October, so you still have many opportunities to check them out.
How blessed is the person, who does not take the advice of the wicked, who does not stand on the path with sinners, and who does not sit in the seat of mockers. 2 But he delights in the Lord’s instruction, and meditates in his instruction day and night. 3 He will be like a tree planted by streams of water, yielding its fruit in its season, and whose leaf does not wither. He will prosper in everything he does. ~Psalm 1:1-3