In Russia it is said that chickens are milked, and cows carry eggs. (A mockery of those who believe ridiculous rumors.)

I want you to see this…

I have six potato plants. I have kept silent about them, because the last time we tried potatoes they were terrible. Nothing produced…

I dug up one plant today, my first plant that I planted at the same time as the beets. I planted five more a few weeks ago, but this plant was a total experiment. Stuck near the apple trees, with the soil full of rotted apples. I cared for it, but basically ignored it…

This is what I just dug up, from one plant…

One potato plant…

Twenty eight potatoes from one plant…

I hope Sveta is surprised, I did not tell her about my one plant. I told her that I planted six others, but one died and the others are doing okay. But this one plant was in the apples trees and I have potatoes…

What a wonderful day this is…

Yes Svetchca, next year we will supply your whole family with potatoes, fertilized with rotted apples… 🙂

Post by Kyle Keeton
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A survivor of six heart attacks and a brain tumor, a grumpy bear of a man, whom has declared Russia as his new and wonderful home. His wife is Russian and she puts up with this bear of a man and keeps him in line...

Thank God for my sweetie and Russia...

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Lochlorien

It’s very inspiring to see how a bit of effort reaps rewards, even if it is beets and onions, small challenges often reap the greatest rewards. Love reading your blog I’ve even just planted some onion seed 🙂

Debbie Frye Winslow

Dear Kyle, Remember me? I haven’t really kept in touch with my high school friends. We moved around a bit plus the memories of my friend are so special that I didn’t want to ruin them with the present. However, I was reading your blog and thought how wonderful and brave of you to make the move you did. It’s a difficult thing to be surrounded my so much that is unfamiliar. So anyway, just wanted to say hey.

[…] In that garden is five potato plants and I still have plenty of time to get a good crop of potatoes. If you look close, you will see two of the potato plants right in front of the carrots. This is an experiment and we will see. The last potato plant was a success… (Link) […]

Debbie Frye Winslow

Dear Kyle, Sorry I am writing you on your blog but not sure how to do otherwise. What a sweet and lovely letter. It was such a treat to hear from you. It seems you are happy and have a wonderful companion. ..such a beautiful name. Reading about your life with Svetlana in Russia I thought you might want to know a little about mine. The synopsis is that while I had hoped to change the world life had other plans. While I did manage to get my B.A. and M.A. in archaeology my primary job has been wife and… Read more »