We are a creative homeschooling family of 3. I have homeschooled my 2 boys from the start and we do lots of unit studies and get out into our beautiful part of the world as often as we can.
As the boys are getting older and we are getting busier I find I am posting less about our journey but will continue to update occasionally.

Thursday, July 2, 2009


Mr6 was at a lose end today, I was busy doing some maths with Mr10 and he was finished, so he went out for a wander. A few minutes later he returned bearing an enormous sweet potato and was so excited he was jumping up and down. "Look what I found" he said as he dropped a big muddy tuber onto our table covered in maths sheets -

Mr10 jumped up to go and see and I followed with a basket.
When I got there they were leaping around in the sweet potato bed with exclamations like-

"I love gardening"

"This is the best day in my life"
(Mr6 is saying this one most days :-) )

"How did these get here?"

"You and Mum planted them"

"No, they were little ones"

These sweet potatoes are huge- the basket was soon swamped so we got the wheel barrow- not nearly as pretty in a photo though.

We have yet to dig the bed over, these ones were all on the surface, just under the mulch layer, the smaller ones came out as the big ones were being discovered.

Now to peruse some sweet potato recipes.
Mr6 has already asked for sweet potato soup, we are having a lot of soup lately, a big pot is usually in the slow cooker and it lasts a couple of days or longer.


keptwoman said...

Holy smokes that's some impressive sweet potatoes!!
I have some recipies for the purple kumara if you would like them.

Louise said...

Yes please Keptwoman, I would love some. I think we have enough to feed a small village.

adam said...

WOW! Jack and the beanstalk stuff!!

The Magic Onions said...

befOh My Gosh... those are gYnormous!!
Have you ever roasted them... each one in its own tin foil until it is soft. Then eat with a dollop of butter, a sprinkling of cinnamon... yummy!!

Anne said...

WOW! they are huge!...

I cook a potoe bake and add sweet potoe, onion, kale or spinach, cream, garlic with a vegie stock and lots cheese. YUM
I call it Heart Attack!...lol

alecat said...

MMmmmmmm - we like them roasted like that too! I wonder if you could also use them in a 'pumpkin pie' version.
Well done on such a bumper crop!
I so wish it were warm enough to grow them here. ;)

Louise said...

Yummy ideas- we made 1 1/2 kg chips with one today for the boys lunch- lol

Anne your heart attack sounds yummy