I was planning on shooting photos of some DIY leaf art today...
...but when I saw my dad get the tractor out and head to the garden, I knew it was time to dig potatoes and that he and my mother could use my help.
He drives the tractor through the rows using a potato digger, then all we have to do is walk behind picking them up and putting them into baskets.
My parents always grow white "Kennebec" potatoes and this year, added the red "Norland" variety.
My mother is the farmer in the family, and quite accomplished at growing pretty much anything, but my dad does his part with all the plowing, harrowing, stake setting, hoeing, and most of the spring planting.
My dad likes anything that involves driving the tractor:-)
We picked up about 6 bushels from the garden today.
They will get washed, dried, then sorted and put in the root cellar for the season. My parents will add more grown by my cousin, and we will be set for winter.
...because living in the country means knowing where your food comes from:-)
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