A couple of days ago, hubby had gathered them up for me from the unheated building where they had been laid out to dry. He brought them into the garage because we keep being told to expect a hard frost one of these nights although it hasn't happened yet. None the less, it was best to get the onions taken care of now. I set up my work station out on the table on the front deck.
Here are the reds. I really prefer these for salads and anywhere I can add a little color to a dish.
And the old standby yellows.
Here's the haul all cleaned, bagged and ready for storage. Yep, we do use a lot of onions over winter. (I even put them in our morning scrambled eggs. Will you still come for breakfast?) I didn't take time to weigh these, but I estimated they came in at about fifty pounds. We loaded them into a large tote box and when hubby tried to heft it, he said it was definitely more than fifty pounds. He guessed more like seventy. He kindly let me take one end of the tote to help carry them inside to storage.
In on the kitchen counter I also have this good sized bowl of "iffy" ones that I'll have to use up soon. I probably should chop them for the freezer or dehydrate them. I've got the dehydrator set up in the garage so if I decide to dry them, maybe the whole house won't smell like an onion for a week!