Thursday, October 29, 2009

I heart homesteading

This fall while we were harvesting our garden this little gem made it's way to the surface. It's a reflection of how I feel about 1. homesteading 2. digging potatoes and 3. life in general. I couldn't stand the thought of eating it without taking a picture and posting it here so I put it in the windowsill by the sink (until I could do that) and believe that's why it appears to be green (it was there for more than a week.) Note: Potatoes exposed to light turn green and I've heard that green potatoes are toxic...... I think I'll peel it and see!


  1. That is a neat looking potato. I have had some weird looking ones in the past too.
    Yes the green part of the potato is toxic and it can make you really sick. Potatoes are related to the deadly nightshade family, so be careful. It should be fine though if you peel it down to the white again.

  2. Maybe throw some lacquer on it & see if it will keep longer? It's pretty neat.

  3. How beautiful! I daydream all the time about being able to homestead. I know I'll get there one day, and reading things like this from folks who are already living my dream gets me through the days when I think I can't stand to wait anymore.


So what's the view from your world about that? I'd enjoy hearing it.