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THIS MORNING: PUTTING AWAY ORGANIC MAINE CERTIFIED SEED POTATOES. We bottomed out with a low of +35oF at first light.

THIS MORNING: PUTTING AWAY ORGANIC MAINE CERTIFIED SEED POTATOES. We bottomed out with a low of +35oF at first light.
Last night we worked until dark so we could finish digging one seed lot of Sarpo Mira,‘ our new high yielding Potato variety from Hungary. We had backed the Bulk Body into the shop overnight to keep the tubers safe.
Here (from left to right) is Justin (on the forklift), Megan (green cap), Caleb’s sister Amy (pink Hoodie, with no classes this semester on Fridays she drove up from college last night so she could help), and Caleb (next to the 70-Barrel Bulk Body trailer. Caleb’s Rottweiler ‘Ralph’ supervises, hoping someone will toss him a stick.
Pulled by a tractor, this smaller Bulk Body trailer is working better in this Fall’s wet Maine ground.
We’ve had over 28″ of rain since it turned wet on May 21. Crop quality looks good but the yields are smaller – thanks to too much rain & cloudy days – than in recent years. Caleb, Megan & Jim




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