Monday, November 07, 2005

Sweetpotato digging in Kamakura!

Last Sunday, we joined "Japanese red (sweet potato) digging" organized by my daughter's pre school here in Kamakura. It was our first time to experience this for me, my mom and my daughter. We were quite excited. Since we were grown up in Tokyo Metropolitan Area, we seldom have chance to visit rural land.

We were so lucky. The weather forecast said it would rain over the weekends, but the rain delayed to Sunday afternoon. So we could finish the digging before it started to rain!!

The red potato wasn't hard to dig out. What you have to do is just dig the soil a bit with your gloved hands, no tools needed. Voila, some sweet potato are here for you!

We harvested about 4.5 Kg! That's quite a lot, isn't it?

It was so strange that my daughter didn't enjoy digging. Usually she loves playing with sand/mud at her pre-school. But not this time. She says she doesn't want to, and just kept standing there with empty plastic bag... On the other hands, me and my mom did enjoy the harvest time a lot!!


Tania Ho said...

I love sweet potato :-)

Handmade Girl said...

Those are big! They look delicious...

*Kumi said...

Hi, Tania!
If you have any great receipe for sweet potato from Portugal, I'd love to know!!

*Kumi said...

Hi, handmade girl!
We made great tempura with some of it, but still have lots of them!

If you have any great receipe for sweet potato from the States, please let me know!!