Saturday, 15 August 2015

It's All About the Potatoes


I spent some time on Thursday afternoon digging up one of the beds of the 'Estima' potatoes.  We didn't really need them up just yet but I wanted to pick out the best for the show this Saturday in Llanwrst and had my fingers crossed that there would be at least some that were usable.

I was pleased with the 5.5 kg haul from one bed, there's still another bed to be dug up but I'll do that in a couple of weeks, giving the skins time to harden off a bit now all the greenery has been cut off.


In 'old money' 5.5kg is 12 lbs, well according to our scales anyway!!


I laid them all out on a towel on the ground, along with the 'Swift' that I had dug up last week, to dry off a bit and so I could pick and choose between them.  I ended up with four rows of five, then down to three rows of five.  Then I went in the house for something, when I came out there were two rows of five and one of four.  I scratched my head and, thinking I'd miscounted or just gone mad, I found another one to go with the four.

Anyway I chose the ones I wanted bagged them up and put all the others in the 'potato bag' in the cupboard ready for eating. 


When I went out later to go over to Chicken World look what I found in the grass .....


.... a certain little doggy had decided to have a snack while I had gone into the house ... mystery solved.

Oh well, at least I'm not mad .... YET!!

Sue xx

5 comments:

  1. Oh boy, do they look tasty.If I'd been there, I don't think I could have resisted them either.
    Jane x

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  2. I love new potatoes, before the skins get hard. I remember my mother creaming some of these for our country supper when they were still very small.

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  3. This story made me laugh and reminded me of the time our dog ate twelve banana muffins, paper and all. He left absolutely no trace of his presence or even a crumb. I had been out and call my husband when I got back to see if he had come home and taken them for some reason. Nope. It had to have been my innocent, angelic puppy.

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  4. Ha! Nearly got me, but I figured it out before you! You're lucky the rascal only nibbled one! Congratulations on a fine haul of prizes at the show! The prize money is a happy extra too, but the cudos ( that can't be the correct spelling, surely!) is the biggie!

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