Monday, September 10, 2012

I Thought She Was Crazy...

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 :)


Katharine said...

Too funny! I would have bought some...I love Rutabagas!

koralee said...

Oh my goodness...this is a great story!!! Believe it or not I have never had a rutabaga...not even sure what one looked like until for Nana! xoxo
And Yahooooo for your sweet husband for canning.

Trisha said...

What a sweet story!! I would definitely stop and buy a rutabaga from your adorable kids!


It's me said...

This is so lovely !!!

Auntie Cake said...

I don't know about that. She just might be a little crazy.

And dang, I wanted some of those rutabagas!

Pen Pen said...

Love, love, love!!! Who wouldn't want to buy a rutabaga??? LOL

Anonymous said...

About time you realized that,(referring to that last sentence). ; ). Such fun times when our little ones are growing up. Love you guys.


Jo said...

What a great idea! I don't think I've ever had a rutabaga though. Maybe someone is selling some, at a stand, around these parts too.

pollydove said...

TOO ADORABLE!!! All of it. The idea, the sign, the rutabagas, your kids, your pictures ... love it!

(And YES! It was a tight, fitted tee! Remember, I was supposed to look "hot" ... hahahaha!)

anna said...

That's awesome!

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

what's a rutabaga??? seriously - i know it's root vegetable, but i've never tried one. how do you even think of ways to fix it?

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Anonymous said...

First off Apple butter sounds awesome!! Second I don't think I've ever had a Rutabaga in my life. Do they come with instructions on how to cook? I'll hit the stand next time you have one if tell me how to cook them:0)

I think that is so sweet and cute and Nana does know best! Way to go Nana:0)

Martina said...

Love this! Ha, such a great idea and cheerful spirit - you guys rock! xox

Estilo Hedónico said...

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Tammy said...

That is so absolutely adorable! Your kids are so lucky to be in a neighborhood where they can actually do something like that. Who would think so many folks would want to buy rutabagas! Fun! Best wishes to you and yours, Tammy

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Too dang funny! Why is it our kids always think we are crazy. hahaha
Great idea and so glad you guys followed through and I love these pic's.
As always I leave here smiling.
Love ya

Free Pretty Things For You said...

now i HAVE to try a rutabaga and every time i see them I will think of this lol!!

Chelsea said...

This is so funny! Your kids are really cute!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

This is just too cute. I am sure it's the first rutabagas stand!

Theresa said...

sooooooo cute! xoxoxoxoo