Against all odds, we have a harvest this year.
The best description for the garden this year was neglected. Back in the spring, Matt planted some potatoes. That was about the last time that we went into the garden. His parents took pity on us and weeded a few sections. But I had given up on picking anything this year.
Then one grey afternoon a few weeks ago, Matt decided to see what he could find.
Accompanied by Ralph, the potato sniffing cat, and Ellie, the potato inspecting baby, they uncovered some bounty.
(Despite appearances, the baby is not freaked out by the potato.)
We celebrated the harvest with breakfast for dinner–complete with super fresh hashbrowns.
There weren’t as many as we’ve had in past years, but there are enough for a few meals and some seed potatoes for next year. Because we’re not giving up. We will try again next year and hope that we have more potatoes than weeds this time around. Maybe we’ll put the cat and the baby to work earlier in the season next time.