1 small onion, diced
2 stalks of celery, diced
3 carrots, peeled and shredded
2 cups potatoes, peeled and diced 
4 cups beets, peeled and diced
1 lb farmer sausage, diced
8 cups chicken stock
2 cups water

2 bay leaves

Fresh dill
Sour cream (for serving)

In a large soup pot over medium heat, add a tablespoon of oil and the onion and celery.  Saute until soft, about 5 minutes.  Season with salt and pepper.  Add the carrots, potatoes, beets, farmer sausage, chicken stock, water and bay leaves.  Bring up to a boil then turn heat down to low and simmer for 30-40 minutes.  

At the end stir in a couple tablespoons of chopped fresh dill.  Taste and season with salt and pepper.  When serving, ladle soup into bowls and then place a dollop of sour cream on top.