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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
Windows to Russia…

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  2. Lochlorien August 1, 2015

    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 🙂

  3. Debbie Frye Winslow August 1, 2015

    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.

  4. Russian_Village Post author | August 1, 2015

    Hey Debbie; I could never forget you, you were in my memories intelligent (smarter than I,) beautiful, tall and blond! You also where the girl who sent me a letter to tell me about your guy you will marry. He in your words, “Was just like me (Kyle!)” Thus, I never could forget the beautiful, intelligent girl who married a guy just like me and not me? It took me many years to find another intellect and I had to come to Russia to find her. Svetlana is such an intellect and the sweetest girl in the whole world. I finally had old memories replaced with new memories…

    America thoroughly lacks on intellects within both and all genders, be they what they try to be called nowadays…

    Nevertheless, you instilled wonderful memories within me about high school and thus, you are one of the few from then, that I allow the memories to dwell upon. I have sincerely hoped that you obtained all you desired. You were my true first crush and I was smitten by you…

    I am pleased that you still remember me and yes, high school at Blue Springs was not the place to allow memories to coagulate and simmer…

    One such as I, can not forget our dancing to Barry Manilow, it instilled memories that will never fade…

    Thank for the “Hey”

  5. Russian_Village Post author | August 1, 2015

    It is amazing how much food comes from such a small area. Next year, I will plant a huge garden… 🙂

    Kyle

  6. […] 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) […]

  7. Debbie Frye Winslow August 3, 2015

    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 mother. Married 37 years, David and I had 3 children, 2 of which are still living, and 4 grandchildren. Life has been a bit bumpy sometimes but isn’t it for everyone? I try to focus on the positives and the fact that I am loved and am basically very happy. It sounds like you are, too and I am very glad for that.
    Don’t feel like you have to respond I just wanted to share with my beloved friend.
    Best wishes to Svetlana and you
    Debbie

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