Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The Potato State

Before moving here, the only thing I really "knew" about Idaho was potatoes.  So you bet your booty I jumped at the chance to help harvest a potato field this morning.  I had no idea what I was in for, but I knew I had to try it out for myself(and my boys).
The moment we stepped foot in the field(the same field Lay's gets potatoes from) and I saw my boys off in the distance, it was everything I thought Idaho would be. My heart was content.
I tried hard not to gag at the smell and secretly wished I was strutting around in some stylish boots.  No, not full on cowboy boots just yet.  You know, those cute rubber boots at target that I've been needing an excuse to buy.  I think I see a future for the two of us.
My boys were so proud of their box full of potatoes, and I have to admit I was too.  They couldn't wait to get home and "slice" them up.
We seriously filled the truck bed with potatoes.  There is something to be said about all this fresh food we have been enjoying!  And yes, I get a sense of pride knowing I hand picked my food.

And as we were getting ready to leave, our sweet friend asked if the boys wanted to ride horses for a bit.  I'm not sure who was more excited for the opportunity, me or my kids.
Camden was nervous at first but couldn't let his brother show him up.  I had to pry them off the horse, they had a blast.

What a day of firsts!


{amy k.} said...

how fun for the boys. and you! i love picking fresh produce, i'm jealous about that! and i too have been looking for a reason to buy some cute rubber boots. looks like you found yours, now go spoil yourself! :)

Tawnya said...

Aww, so cute they're on a little horse!

DontYouWishYouWereUS said...

How fun. I admit I'm a bit jealous of all your potato picking and farm tending. It looks like your boys are in heaven.