Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Time to Dig the Taters

The latest we've ever waited but last Sunday afternoon we finally got to it. Our nephew and his son, our great-nephew, came out for some farm time and to help with the harvest.
As usual, we were fully attended by dogs -- including Willa on a long, long lead. She was let off for a bit and was ecstatic to be running free but when she started down the road she had to be retrieved and releashed.
There were wooden crates lined with hay to store the potatoes . . .
Otis feels the cold and was happy to take advantage of the hay. 
Pit bull or snuggle bug? You be the judge.
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22 comments:

Brian Miller said...

aww...doesnt he look cute in the hay...smiles...gonna be some good meals out of those taters...

Ms. A said...

Otis has the right idea for keeping warm. Yum, taters! I'm surprised the dogs weren't helping you dig.

Desiree said...

Our dogs are feeling so envious of yours right now. They want access to those wide open spaces and to be able to romp, bound, run and tumble in the hay, chasing each other and their tails! What a lot of fun! For all, it seems...even your young grand-nephew looked as though he was excited to be part of it all!

Martin said...

Definitely snuggle bug.

Marilyn said...

Oh there is nothing as wonderful as newly dug potatoes, from the paddock to the pot, then some olive oil and a sprinkle of salt. No need to wait til mealtime for me.

Victoria said...

Oh, snuggle bug for sure!

Thérèse said...

Hoping the harvest was good. New potatoes are so good! I never saw before a dog dig in hay to keep warm.
Such a cute picture! Your grand nephew must have had so much fun with all this going on.

Julienne said...

I'm with Victoria! He looks very snug indeed and even though it is supposed to be summer here I would like to join him as it is freezing!

Friko said...

taters for winter, oh how that reminds me.

As for the dogs, I bet they enjoyed whatever they did, dogs just do.

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

Now that's my idea of work. A straw boss sitting in the hay, directing traffic from a very soft perch.
Sam

R. Burnett Baker said...

Otis is my kind of pooch!

Mama-Bug said...

Looks like some fun along with the work! I'd say that was a snuggle bug in the hay!

Darla said...

Snuggle bug for sure...

Vicki Lane said...

Actually, Mrs. A, Willa displayed some very impressive digging skills. She was looking for field mice though, not potatoes.

jennyfreckles said...

Must be hard work but fun with such willing helpers and all the dogs too.

Tipper said...

Love the snuggler in the hay! We still haven't got all of ours dug!

NCmountainwoman said...

I LOVE the photograph of Otis in the hay. Snuggle bug. Definitely.

Reader Wil said...

The hay is the best place to stay when it 's cold. The dog is very intelligent!

Deanna said...

Taters make me smile. When my dad was in declining health he ate supper with us each night. Knowing he loved his taters, I'd almost always fix them. One night I fixed a huge meal, and fixed a plate for him. His pushed the food together a bit, pointed to the empty spot on his plate, looked at me and said "where's my taters?" I laughed til my belly hurt, went to the fridge and got out the leftovers from the night before. Gotta love them taters!

Definitely snuggle bug.

Brenda said...

Awww! So cute!! Otis is a smart dog. Find a cozy warm spot and let others do the work!

Merisi said...

Snuggle bug, love that! :-)

I always thought that potatoes had to be dug before frost hits. As a young child, into my teens really, I spent many a cold and or rainy day collecting potatoes in a basket, dozens and dozens of them. Back braking work.

Kath said...

Not looking like the dogs are tater diggers. So I guess truffle hunting is out too?
Got to LOVE Otis!