Monday, September 30, 2013

A Favorite Place: Brighton Beach

Brighton Beach, just northeast of  Duluth on Lake Superior, is one of my favorite places. These pictures were taken in June, 2013... even in the summer it can be a cold and moody place.


Monday, September 23, 2013

Growing Potatoes in the Leaf Pile

I didn't do this on purpose the first time. This year, well, yes, I did purposefully put a few chunks of potatoes that were growing eyes like crazy in the pile of mowed leaves reserved for the compost pile.  I did it because it's rather fun to "dig" potatoes in a pile of leaves, and never mind they don't get very big. (Most are not any bigger than the end of your thumb.)

OK. I could have waited a couple, maybe even a few more weeks, but I couldn't resist pulling them out today. They'll steam up nicely and it looks like there's enough for more than one meal.

I'm not advocating growing potatoes this way, but I think it's fun to do with a couple each year just to see if they will grow.