Monday, August 6, 2012

#418: Patriotic Potatoes

Last May 20th, 
I planted these potatoes in trenches--

in the Three Sisters garden 
next to the chicken yard.
The trenches were filled bit by bit every two weeks.

Until  July 20th when they were ready to harvest.
A treasure hunt for a six year old.

Kennebecs, Red Pontiacs, All Blues.
6-8 potatoes per plant.
The chickens watch,
hoping we'll toss them some grubs.

Ready to make some All-American
red, white and blue potato salad.

With Russian fingerling potatoes too.
America is, after all, a melting pot.


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