Can you top this?

In this country tall-tale contest, everyone wins.

Kade's dump truck came in handy when he helped Grandma and Grandpa Krimple harvest their bumper crop of giant sweet potatoes.

Truck-sized sweet potatoes

Kade's dump truck came in handy when he helped Grandma and Grandpa Krimple harvest their bumper crop of giant sweet potatoes.

 

Beth and Herman Krimple’s photo of grandson Kade and their crop of giant sweet potatoes bring back lots of warm and fuzzy memories. Before 24-hour hysterically politicized news channels and wall-to-wall electronic entertainment, country folks filled untold happy hours discussing the wonders of triple-yolked eggs, sunflowers the size of serving platters and tomatoes on vines so tall you had to pick them from second-story windows. These were subjects rooted in the good earth and nurtured by people who saw life in simpler, more-rewarding terms. And they usually turned into tall-tale competitions more entertaining than 90% of the billion-dollar movies Hollywood churns out.

So let’s revive this proud tradition online! Share photos and stories about your “biggest and best” by emailing us at editors@country-magazine.com, and we’ll post our favorites in an upcoming blog. (In case you were wondering, Beth Krimple says the secret to getting 49 pounds of sweet potatoes, including a 15-pounder, from just two plants was…lots and lots of water.)

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