11 April 2011

the great potato famine of 2011

potato harvest 2011

I harvested our potato crop on the weekend.

Yeah, go me.

29 comments:

Kate said...

I'm not laughing.
Its looking a bit too familiar.
I am curious as to what will happen to them though.

Tania said...

I am (unashamedly) laughing.

Sorry.

Thimbleanna said...

One for each of you? Five delicious potatoes are better than no potatoes!

kirsty@shoproomstudio said...

well. they're REALLY cute!!

x

Lynn said...

I laughed out loud. Twice. And nearly woke my sleeping children.

Whaddya gonna make, three french fries/chips? The world's tiniest potato salad?

willywagtail said...

I don't know what to say. I can't even suggest a recipe. Cherrie

willywagtail said...

Just had a brilliant thought. Maybe you could google "what to make with 5 tiny potatoes". Cherrie again

innercitygarden said...

Chuck em in a curry with a whole lotta other stuff.

And trust me, more potatoes will come up next year and you'll discover that you really didn't get all of them up this year.

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

With candle light and a slightly chilled rosè ?

Ali said...

Small, but beautifully formed! I'm seeing baked potato canapes with caviar and sour cream. To celebrate their rarity!

Mrs Jones said...

Looks EXACTLY like my spud harvest last year. When they started coming up that little, I decided to leave the rest of the plants in the ground for another year, you know, for science. I'm hoping they'll now be as big as my head.

The Elephant's Child said...

Tender little babies, dripping with butter. So bad for you. So tasty.

fiveandtwo said...

They are lovely.
I have no recipe suggestions.
I haven't grown spuds since the block next door was sold. I used to "farm" it: potatoes, corn, tomatoes and pumpkins.
I now buy potatoes, and lots of other stuff from a local organic farm. Less work but more money. The organic farm quality and taste is superb, so I'll be buying regularly.

The Coffee Lady said...

That's one more than I got last year. Go you.

embracingitall said...

I'm sure they will still be yummy with some melted butter. We got 1 apple, the parrots got the rest. Our pototo crop was good, but we had to pull them up early as all the rain we had earlier in the year was rotting the plants. They were all small, but lots of them. Hoping next season is more spud friendly. Jacinta

herhimnbryn said...

One surmises that you wore gardening gloves when bringing in your great harvest? One feels that your beautiful nails would not be so otherwise!

You could make very teeny tiny chips for The Borrowers with those taters...

The mum of all trades said...

at least you tried! great blog.

Leonie said...

Hey maybe we could put your spuds with my corn http://cuppaandcake.blogspot.com/2011/03/tea-time.html and feed a whole bloody nation!!

Fioleta said...

At least they make a great photo.

Valerie said...

it can be worse. it always can ! at least you got a few lovelies for the shooting :)

ps : you found me on Rav' !

Shammickite said...

Don't eat them all at once.

tamara said...

Loaves and fishes doesn't quite cover it, does it?

At least there's one each - no squabbling!

freefalling said...

Ha!
Looks like my passionfruit harvest.

busygnomes said...

I planted out a huge potato crop in september, and I think I got less than you.
Maybe it's a victorian thingy......

potterjotter said...

I remember years of digging up our own spuds and each time I thought it was some kind of minor miracle. Go you!

pomegranateandchintz said...

I didn't laugh, really, I didn't, but are you feeding fairies?!?! Better luck next year!

Paula said...

Reminds me of the time (last year) when I tried to grow zucchini.

Everyone can grow zucchini.

Except me.

MsCellania said...

I'm half Irish, and your spud crop has so far exceeded ANY spud crop I've attempted.
I bet they were yummy!

travellersyarn said...

Were they delicious? They look it.