Guess the Weight of Mason’s Tater Harvest, and Win a Free Book Publishing Package from BookLocker!

Guess the Weight of Mason’s Tater Harvest, and Win a Free Book Publishing Package from BookLocker!

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  • Only one guess per household.
  • Deadline to guess is midnight on Sunday, 06/26/22.
  • You must submit your guess using the form at the bottom of THIS PAGE.
THE FINE PRINT: The winner’s guess must be closest to the actual weight of the harvest, which will be announced next week. In the event of a tie, the person who submitted the correct answer first will be the winner. The prize is the “At Your Service” publishing package at BookLocker valued at $975.00. Only black and white interior books qualify for that particular package. The winner’s book manuscript must be ready for review and formatting within three months of notification by WritersWeekly that he or she has won. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A MANUSCRIPT READY, OR ALMOST READY, PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THIS CONTEST. GIVE OTHERS WHO DO HAVE MANUSCRIPTS THE OPPORTUNITY TO WIN THIS PRIZE. The manuscript must first be approved for publication by BookLocker. (BookLocker.com will not publish books with bad writing or poor editing, nor ones that violate laws, contain libel or invasion of privacy, or that teach people how to perform illegal acts.) If BookLocker can’t publish the winner’s book for any of these reasons, his or her prize will instead be a free print book of his or her choice from BookLocker.com. 

Early in the Spring, Mason planted a bed of potatoes in our church’s community garden. The crops harvested there are donated to two food banks, and to a local senior center.

This is Mason planting the seed potatoes early in the Spring.

And, this is Mason next to his bed the morning of the harvest.

As you can see, he has QUITE the green thumb!! His potato bed in our home garden is huge, too! 🙂

We woke up at 5:30 on Tuesday morning, packed up our supplies and the dogs, and arrived at the church just before 7:00. We are VERY keen on harvesting the 4′ x 8′ bed as quickly as possible that morning – before the heat of the day set in.

We first cut off the tops of the tater plants:

We then all pulled up our lawn chairs, and started digging through the soil. It was a HOOT! Like a really dirty Easter egg hunt. 😉

We would then pull up each plant, which would reveal even more taters.

At the end, we gently used a shoved and a potato hoe to get any we’d missed.

As a hint of the poundage, here are pictures of the harvest.

We left them to cure in the church kitchen for 2 1/2 days and we went back there this afternoon to box them up. The food banks and senior center are picking those up tomorrow. There are 25 beds in the community garden and we have bags and boxes of goodies for pick-up every Friday. In the fridge right now are okra, beets, a HUGE bag of zucchini (one of them is over a foot long!), and 9 lbs. of carrots. And, sitting in a box next to the potatoes is a box with dozens and dozens of cherry tomatoes in it.

And, next Thursday, we’ll go back, harvest what’s ready then, wash, weigh, store, etc. It has been such a fun project and we love being a part of it!!

Today, we reseeded the collard and potato beds with more okra and with bush beans. The youth group will be taking care of those two beds and I know the kids will have a LOT of fun with that. 🙂

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20 Responses to "Guess the Weight of Mason’s Tater Harvest, and Win a Free Book Publishing Package from BookLocker!"

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  2. Michael Solomon  June 26, 2022 at 6:11 pm

    The total weight of the harvest is (removed)
    Michael Solomon

    • By Angela Hoy - Publisher of WritersWeekly.com  June 27, 2022 at 5:26 pm

      Please submit your guess per the instructions in the article above.

  3. William Collins  June 25, 2022 at 5:55 pm

    My guess on the taters haul is (REMOVED) lbs exactly determined by sort of counting those spread on the table.
    I await your reward of free publishing for my next book.

    • By Angela Hoy - Publisher of WritersWeekly.com  June 26, 2022 at 6:06 pm

      Please submit your guess per the instructions in the article above.

  4. Pamela Allegretto  June 25, 2022 at 4:43 pm

    My compliments. What a bountiful harvest to share.
    Cheers!

  5. Patricia Gable  June 25, 2022 at 12:03 pm

    Weight of potatoes contest: (removed) pounds

    What a great project for your community.

    • By Angela Hoy - Publisher of WritersWeekly.com  June 25, 2022 at 2:34 pm

      Please submit your guess per the instructions in the article above. 🙂

  6. Luc Agosta  June 25, 2022 at 10:21 am

    In our former home in the foothills of the Sierra in Northern California, we had 265 square feet of raised beds and grew enough produce to freeze for the winter, feed ourselves for the summer, and give away bags and bags to the food bank. Now that we live in the Southern California desert, we’re limited to growing mostly in the winter, though we manage collards and okra and sweet potatoes during the very hot summers. Last year we grew 35 pounds of sweet potatoes…..

    Which brings me to my guess of the potato harvest weight: I’d say (removed) pounds?

    • By Angela Hoy - Publisher of WritersWeekly.com  June 25, 2022 at 2:35 pm

      Please submit your guess per the instructions in the article above.

  7. Joan Airey  June 25, 2022 at 9:31 am

    (removed) pounds of potatoes

    • By Angela Hoy - Publisher of WritersWeekly.com  June 25, 2022 at 2:35 pm

      Please submit your guess per the instructions in the article above.

  8. Wendy Christopher  June 24, 2022 at 10:33 pm

    (removed) pounds

    • By Angela Hoy - Publisher of WritersWeekly.com  June 25, 2022 at 2:36 pm

      Please submit your guess per the instructions in the article above.

  9. Lisa Baker  June 24, 2022 at 8:42 pm

    I think it was (removed) pounds of potatoes that your son harvested.

    • By Angela Hoy - Publisher of WritersWeekly.com  June 25, 2022 at 2:36 pm

      Please submit your guess per the instructions in the article above.

  10. Marie Daniely  June 24, 2022 at 8:26 pm

    My guess about the weight of the potato harvest is (removed) pounds.

    • By Angela Hoy - Publisher of WritersWeekly.com  June 25, 2022 at 2:36 pm

      Please submit your guess per the instructions in the article above.

      • Elaine Abramson  June 25, 2022 at 3:30 pm

        It looks like there may be (REMOVED) pounds of potatoes.

        • By Angela Hoy - Publisher of WritersWeekly.com  June 26, 2022 at 6:05 pm

          Please submit your guess per the instructions in the article above.