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Thanksgiving math

Big sweet potato

Mom and I are very easily amused. I pulled out one of our biggest sweet potatoes of the year for Thanksgiving dinner and she immediately exclaimed: "It looks like a baby pig!"

"How much do you think it weighs?" I asked.

Mark guessed 2.25 pounds, Mom guessed 2.5 pounds, and I guessed 3 pounds.

We were all wrong. The baby pig weighed in at 3 pounds and 4 ounces, enough to serve as a side for eight people instead of just three.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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Mama Mia! That'sa big sweet potato!

I love the pic of your mom's expression. Priceless!

Comment by Nayan Fri Nov 25 10:42:49 2016
Love the pic of your Mom. It takes 8 of my sweet potatoes to feed 3 people. Still happy with every one I get. Sweet Potatoes are one of my favorite crops to grow. Easy easy.
Comment by Shelia Tue Nov 29 12:07:29 2016
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