Sunday, May 27, 2007


Potatoes, unhilled

Potatoes, unhilled
Originally uploaded by Contrary Goddess.

and hilled

Potatoes, hilled
Originally uploaded by Contrary Goddess.

and what the ladybugs are doing thereon

Making Lady Bugs
Originally uploaded by Contrary Goddess.

The lingam

Originally uploaded by Contrary Goddess.

and yoni

Yoni Yum
Originally uploaded by Contrary Goddess.

and the artsy fartsy coles:

Originally uploaded by Contrary Goddess.

ragged jack kale

Into the Enchanted Ragged Jack Forest
Originally uploaded by Contrary Goddess.


Mushy said...

Great shots! I can almost smell the vegies, pine needles, and earth.


Ren said...

Thanks for the inspiration! How do you store your potatoes? And how long do they last in storage for you?

kathleen said...

Ahhh...lady bug love...the sure signs of spring!

the Contrary Goddess said...

One way to store potatoes is just to leave them in the ground (that might not work further south, or further north, but we've done it). Or dig them late (like October), cure them for a few hours to a couple days (that is, dry them), then store them someplace dark and cool. They will easily last until you have new potatoes again. Oh, they will sprout and might be soft in the spring, but they have also converted their starch to sugar and so offer a unique taste treat then too. It also depends somewhat on what kind of potatoes you grow.

Cool dark storage can be root cellar, basement, or holed up (dig a hole, line it in straw, put the potatoes in, cover it up -- dig out a few weeks worth at a time). Rodent damage is your loss leader once they are stored.

Nothing is quite like real potatoes. Sure, they are cheap to buy but boughten ones just don't taste as good. And real sh*t grown ones, mmmmm.

Did you all know that some fairly large percentage of people actually don't know that french fries are made from potatoes?

Fathairybastard said...

Love ladybugs. Don't they eat aphids, or somethin' like that?

the Contrary Goddess said...

yes. Love praying mantis's too -- their cases are all over the place. Unfortunately cabbage moths are all over the place too so we've "armed" the BT sprayer.

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