HEAVY DIGGING ON THE LAST DAY OF SEPTEMBER. This shot was taken first thing yesterday morning when the sun was out and before clouds and showers moved in mid-afternoon.
We were digging ‘Carola’ seed potatoes with our Finnish ‘Juko’ potato harvester (https://www.woodprairie.com/product/organic-certified-carola-seed-potatoes/). Despite the tough soil conditions this is the best and biggest Carola crop we’ve ever grown, with virtually every delicious tuber bright and blemish-free.
This side of the field nearest the trees is the wettest part of the thousand-foot rows. After a hundred feet, the rows rise and the soil more easily shakes through the 35-mm-pitch belted digger lags. Working heads down and feverishly to separate spuds from rocks are (L to R) Megan, Caleb and Kenyon.
By late afternoon we’d finished digging the Carola and had shifted unto Huckleberry Gold when the rain picked up. We quickly exited the field are are now waiting for dry weather.
The forecast for next week looks pretty good: cold but dry. Caleb, Megan & Jim