Spuds.

A young friend (still a school boy) rented a field this year, did all the work with the help of some adults for the tractor jobs, and has now produced a bountiful harvest which he's selling off to a local greengrocer at one hundred kilo a week! These potatoes were dug at seven o'clock this morning as a gift for me when he heard that his Mum and I were going to meet for lunch. Kerr's Pinks - delicious potatoes with the earth still aromatic and sticky. A treasured gift. Thank you Conor.
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lovely deep colours... must be proud of that harvest!
posted October 15th, 2010  
What a resourceful young boy. Love this photo with the earth still on them. I love fresh spuds. Enjoy.
posted October 15th, 2010  
Nice to know there are a few young people who are willing to work.
posted October 15th, 2010  
Can't imagine the taste of something so fresh. Enjoy it for all of us, Elizabeth!
posted October 15th, 2010  
Now that i admirable for such a young boy..he'll make it in life.as for you Helen..do enjoy them ..they must be specially tasteful so fresh our of the earth.
posted October 15th, 2010  
@bruni They were magnificent.... and more for tomorrow and the next day too! Reminder of childhood when potatoes came from garden to pot in under ten minutes! @Swazzette I did enjoy them very much. @byrdlip Yes, and his parents are supportive - he is not an academic in any sense but has tremendous love for cultivation so, although they don't have a farm he will get every encouragement to follow his dreams. @cafict @seattle Very proud of his first harvest and very good potatoes.
posted October 15th, 2010  
Nice story and picture. Please tell me some onions were added and a feast was enjoyed
posted October 15th, 2010  
what a sweet gesture!! :)
posted October 15th, 2010  
wow i wished i had put a photo up of my spuds this year i did CARA tatoes(how we say in this house lol) because my daughter is called CARA and nothing better than from ground to pot to plate with a knob of butter and parsley
posted October 15th, 2010  
@sarasdadandmom Oh yes, chopped onion, butter, milk and salt..... a feast fit for anyone!
posted October 15th, 2010  
Well done Conor .. the young man did good ....
posted October 15th, 2010  
looks yummy.
posted October 16th, 2010  
yummy!
posted October 16th, 2010  
They look great.
posted October 16th, 2010  
great "spuds"--------fresh from the earth!
posted October 16th, 2010  
Wonderful picture....love how you captured the texture! I can almost smell them.....and the ground that they came from.
posted October 16th, 2010  
How nice of him to share. Excellent shot.
posted October 16th, 2010  
they look wonderful. I've never had a potato straight out of the ground...well, one that as bigger than a bite; I haven't had much success growing potatoes.
posted October 16th, 2010  
Mmmm they look great. We're too much used to the scrubbed and pale looking things with no flavour. How appropriate for this harvest season. Well done on the popular page!
posted October 16th, 2010  
They are splendid spuds.
A lot of hard work went into this gift.
posted October 16th, 2010  
What a wonderful gift and I admire this boy for his persistence. The potatoes remind me of my childhood. We used to have a field of potatoes (small and just for the family). They tasted so much better than the ones I get now. At the end of the harvest, there was a large fire where all the garden stuff was burned and we kids were allowed to roast potatoes in the fire. Delicious!
posted October 16th, 2010  
Wonderful story and a great gift. The potatoes look very delicious.
posted October 16th, 2010  
If not a photo of green fields, then just this image seems a ubiquitous photo from Ireland! I'll bet they were absolutely delicious, and what fun to read about such an enterprising young man!
posted October 16th, 2010  
Wow! Can't get much fresher that that - good shot!
posted October 17th, 2010  
What a wonderful gift! The results of his ambition and hard labor. And how nice that he wanted to share with you.
posted October 18th, 2010  
Yummy...my favorite!
posted October 19th, 2010  
Love this photo, I could almost smell the earth on them!
posted November 6th, 2010  
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