GETTING READY FOR ANOTHER POTATO HARVEST. With lots going on, half the battle is clearing the decks and tying up loose ends in order to make way for full-immersion potato harvest. Harvest will begin in a couple of weeks.
After last year’s record-driest-ever growing season in Northern Maine, this year – while dry yet again – brought us precious timely rains and the potato crop is looking good.
This shot was taken during our potato harvest of 1994. Caleb’s older brother, Peter, then 4-years-old, was utilizing the appropriate technology of a one-gallon-paint-can as his picking basket. The green pint-sized work glove on his left hand denotes a farmer-can-do attitude was already in development.
Today, Peter builds houses down in the Portland area. When Covid hit hardest and made keeping up with shipping orders extremely challenging, Peter and his partner moved back home to help us. Caleb, Megan & Jim