When I went down to the compost bin to throw in all the veggie scraps and potato peelings from today I noticed that the frost had gotten to the potato plants that grew by themselves this year in the old compost pile so I decided to dig them up. I really didn't think there would be any real potatoes there but I got a bit of a suprise--now these are very small potatoes but they are potatoes and were completely free since I never planted them, watered them or fertilized them. All I had to do was throw the potato peels in the old compost pile and then dig them up today.
There is at least enough for a couple of meals here. I believe we will have new potatoes and squash with our chicken tonight.