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The last potato, Happy Birthday Barney and fossils….

January 8, 2012

This morning I lifted the surprisingly light bag of what used to be 55lbs of potatoes and peered inside –  a few bits of reddish earth and five potatoes, four of which were sprouting, and the fifth looked as if it might have a hitherto unexpected life of its own.

The beloved won’t plant the sprouting ones – “I’m only planting seed potatoes” –  so there’s nothing for it but compost them and then wash the non sprouting spud and check its lunch potential.  A little potato salad maybe? Some mash? Finely sliced and sauteed with a little garlic? Nothing doing. “It looks like lots of frogs” said Arlo, “baby ones” and then went off to play with his lego. How can you eat something that looks like baby frogs? You can’t.

So I made sandwiches (camembert, lettuce, tomatoes &  shredded carrot) and a flask of hot chocolate and we set off for Charmouth in Dorset, part of the “Jurassic Coast”  World Heritage site, to see if we could find any fossils.  I quite like stones and rocks – and fossils.

Much later, back home (with a couple of tiny bits of ammonite), as a pan of pasta was boiling away – to Arlo’s delight – a waft of sweetly perfumed air announced Poppy and Miriam’s entrance into the kitchen.  Poppy looked at the potato and then at me “That’s just weird, mum”  she said.

Then she and Miriam then went off to dye their hair Black Cherry and Mango respectively.

Where’s this blog going now, I wonder?

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