WINDING DOWN A CLOUDY, COOL POTATO HARVEST. The other day, while the crew worked at whittling down the number of Potato rows ahead of them yet to be harvested, Caleb took out our Woods 84 Bushhog to chop down the final in-field Beneficial Insect Flower Bed, which otherwise would have become an obstacle to digging.
Long blooming Cosmos, legume Hairy Vetch and bright Sunflowers were the dominant species right down to the end.
In the last week as the temps lowered, we observed a noticeable drop in the number of bees and Beneficial Insects which were frequenting the Flowers.
Another sign Winter’s on the way in Maine. Caleb, Megan & Jim