Crystal Rafferty and Tracie Bettenhausen were dutifully digging up potatoes when a passerby walked up to the garden fence.
“Do you guys need help? I was just out for a walk.”
And that’s how Judy Hojian became the newest Basin’s Backyard Garden volunteer.
The trio pulled vines and weeds, lifted the soil, and picked the potatoes from the ground. After that, they plucked up all the remaining celery.
In total, they harvested 105 pounds of knoepfla soup ingredients.
Why so specific? When Tracie dropped the vegetables off at the Salvation Army, that’s what the ladies waiting outside said they would make if they were lucky enough to get a bunch of celery.