We continue to harvest tomatoes.

Three weeks ago we cut down the dying sunflower plants and picked the seeds out of the flowers. Mrs Sandy soaked the seeds in salt water, then dried and baked them. Students have enjoyed eating the sunflower seeds.

The eggplant plants were in the ground since May however they didn't do much until August. Now they are large and have good-sized fruit. We picked one eggplant fruit two weeks ago and one today.

Today was the first rainy day this fall. We had previously planned to harvest the sweet potatoes this afternoon and we did so in spite of the drizzle that continued all afternoon. The two sweet potatoes that were planted produced 21 pounds of sweet potatoes. They are different shapes and sizes; the largest is 12 inches long, 4 inches in diameter and weighs 3.5 pounds. After all the sweet potatoes had been harvested, Mrs Sandy served a snack of cooked sweet potatoes and sweet potato leaves that she had prepared earlier in the day. Mr Sandy has taken the sweet potatoes home to cure for several days at 85 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit to prepare them for long-term storage. Then they will be returned to school for show and tell.