Metallic Pea

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One Potato, Two Potato, Three Potato…Dang!!

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‘A man who oppresses the poor is a beating rain that leaves no food.’  ~ Proverbs 28:3


The results (if they can be called such) are in and, not altogether unexpectedly, the GTE–the Great Tater Experiment for the great unwashed–is a complete failure.  Actually, ‘complete’ is a bit more pessimistic than what is call for; rather, ‘miserable’ failure is a more apt description.  After three-plus months and all the good will we could muster, our potato crop amounted to three-THREE!–golf ball-sized new potatoes at the very bottom of the bottom tire.  To say we are disappointed would be an understatement but, considering my penchant for not being able to grow just about anything from the ground, we were not all that surprised.  Oh well, there’s always the Spring garden to look forward too!

It’s a very good thing that you don’t have to plant chickens.


Written by ninepoundhammer

November 29, 2008 at 7:13 pm

Posted in family farming

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  1. It’s good thing you can also rely on HEB.

    Patricia Calderon

    November 29, 2008 at 7:59 pm

  2. I read this blog right before yours:


    November 29, 2008 at 11:06 pm

  3. Maybe the Franklin Family garden will produce in the spring & summer and we can barter. How many tomatoes is a chicken worth?


    December 1, 2008 at 12:41 pm

  4. Seeing as I am reaping from the Chickens I, too, am glad that you don’t have to plant them. 🙂


    December 1, 2008 at 8:14 pm

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