Watching nature take its course, from the top of a hill in northern England

Gone Chitting



My friend is growing lots of different seed potatoes, she grows all sorts of organic vegetables and she keeps bees (I’m hoping one day to pluck up courage and go and photograph them, truth be told I am rather nervous of bees and wasps, I don’t have a very good reaction to insect stings.)


Seeing them all lined up in egg boxes, chitting merrily; they  reminded me  of the  Teracotta Army which in turn reminded me  of these guys


(come on keep up!) They were an art project at Joe’s school last year,

Faces in the crowd 

looking at the few snatched shots that I’ve got, I regret not loitering and having a closer look, there are some super characters in the crowd

Elvis Tall and short

Mr Uhdd and Tom were looking over my shoulder as I wrote this post and they said I needed to go here, (Gerry, you’ll need broadband for this)

They were right, now try the speeded up version.

So just how did we get here from a seed potato?

Author: uphilldowndale

Watching the rhythm of rural life, from the top of a hill in northern England. Having spent most of my life avoiding writing, I now need to do it! I am no domestic goddess, but if I were expecting visitors to my home, I would whisk round with the duster and plump up the cushions and generally make the place look presentable. I hope that by putting my words where others may see them it will encourage me to ‘tidy up and push the Hoover around’ my writing. On the other hand I may just be adding to the compost heap. Only time will tell! Pull up a chair, sit yourself down, I’ll put the kettle on.

5 thoughts on “Gone Chitting

  1. OK, I’m off to the library. The things I do for you.

  2. This is definitely the best post about chitting seed potatoes that I’ve seen!
    As for the Puppet Pals…! xx

  3. The youtube video cracks me up – my kids put me onto it before. Trouble is “Snape. Snape. Severus Snape. Dumbledore.” gets well and truly stuck in your head.

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