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October 08, 2012


Michelle in Montana

Potatoes: a story just in time for spud harvest!
Just in case you have never heard it....surely you have though.

A Girl Potato and Boy Potato had eyes for each other,

and finally they got married, and had a little sweet

potato, which they called


Of course, they wanted the best for Yam.

When it was time, they told her about the facts of life.

They warned her about going out and getting half-baked, so she wouldn't get accidentally mashed, and get a bad name for herself like 'Hot Potato,' and end up with a bunch of Tater Tots.

Yam said not to worry, no Spud would get her into the sack and make a rotten potato out of her!

But on the other hand she wouldn't stay home and become a Couch Potato either.

She would get plenty of exercise so as not to be skinny like her Shoestring Cousins.

When she went off to Europe, Mr. and Mrs. Potato told Yam to watch out for the hard-boiled guys from Ireland.

And the greasy guys from France called the French Fries.

And when she went out West, to watch out for the Indians so she wouldn't get scalloped.

Yam said she would stay on the straight and narrow and wouldn't associate with those high class Yukon Golds, or the ones from the other side of the tracks who advertise their trade on all the trucks that say,

'Frito Lay.'

Mr. and Mrs. Potato sent Yam to

Idaho P.U. (that's Potato University ) so that when she graduated she'd really be in the Chips.

But in spite of all they did for her, one-day Yam came home and announced she was going to marry Tom Brokaw.

Tom Brokaw!

Mr. and Mrs. Potato were very upset.

They told Yam she couldn't possibly marry Tom Brokaw

Because he's just.......

Are you ready for this?

Are you sure?

A commentater! (common-tater)Ha!
Sorry! I couldn't resist!


Not only do I love the colors, but the textures are also great. How fun to see each day on your porch!


What a lovely blog! You are truly surrounded by beauty (your kids included) I always pictured a farm life dusty and not very appealing. clearly i was wrong.

It almost make me wanna move to idaho.

Thanks for sharing,
a city wife

Lee Cockrum

So beautiful! I love the three shelf rack on the porch.


Amazing... the pumpkins, your kids! so great.. i'm so happy to find a "farm wife" blog! i'm pretty new at the whole thing -- wife-ing AND farming! =) You are quite inspiring..


I LOVE piles of pumpkins and gourds. They just make me smile.
Yours look awesome and there is nothing more welcoming that a decorated porch.
(and your darling children)


What a gorgeous mix! And your photos capture the range of colours and textures perfectly!


Your pumpkins are wonderful ! Love all the different varieties !

Robyn Longhurst

So fun! So pretty! So unusual! So fall!
Thanks for sharing!

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