|Low maintenance: A new set of bootlaces makes me happy|
|Digging potatoes is a high calorie-burn job. It also uses muscles that don't have a chance to harden-up.|
|The potato in the bottom of the photo looks a little bit strange.|
So far, Mega Chip is produced twice as many potatoes per foot-of-row as the Yukon Golds or the Kennebec. The Mega Chips are beautiful potatoes, shaped much like the classic Russet Burbank but with smooth, white skins.
I gave them the standard taste test: Microwave until soft, split in half and then sprinkle with non-iodized salt. They are a little bit bland tasting but still perfectly competent potatoes.
I am half done and have about three more hours (300 feet) of potatoes to dig.
|This exercise is called a Burpee.|
It still strikes me as crazy that people pay money to exercise.
I think I need to invent a new exercise called the Celtic or Wild Goose Burpee.
The motions will very closely replicate sticking in a shovel into the ground, prying up on it, tossing about 30 pounds of dirt-and-spuds, then kneeling down and picking the exposed spuds to the side.
This is the exact exercise that made the "Wild Geese" of Ireland some of the most sought-after soldiers of their era. That, and the fact that they were available.
In fact, for a small fee, I will allow the most elite athletes the opportunity to perform AUTHENTIC Celtic Burpees on the ERJ spud farm.