My kids have been picking their garden at the farm, and every Saturday they bring home loads of veggies. My husband has been teaching them to preserve them.
Last night it was apple butter.
But, there is one bucket that comes home every week that we are not quite sure what to do with them all.
We eat some.
We mash some into the potatoes.
We share some.
But we still end up throwing some out every week.
Then my mom said, "Why don't you have a rutabaga stand. Fifty cents a piece."
I thought she was crazy, "No way. No one would buy them. That would be way too funny. A rutabaga stand!" I laughed.
"YAY!!! We want to sell rutabagas!!!" agree Annie & Bo.
"You guys are nuts!," I laughed again.
But, today after school we went to my mom's.
She set them all up and they had what might possibly be the
world's first Rutabaga Stand.
And to my surprise, it wasn't very long...
...before the customers started rolling in.
This guy was extra fun.
Swung a u-turn, parked in the middle of the four lanes and jumped out, "I have never seen a rutabaga stand in my whole life! I saw you and I thought to myself I just have to go to a rutabaga stand today. You guys just made me so happy!"
He gave them a whole handful of change & left everyone smiling.
And before long.
They sold out.
Even the little ones.
Their bucket full of rutabagas & empty money tin...
turned into an empty bucket and a tin full of money.
They made 10 bucks.
Turns out Nana isn't so crazy after all :)