Potato Harvest.

I took Tui down the road to this 25 acre field this afternoon where they are getting up the potato harvest. They have been at it 3 days now & the potatoes are enormous ! It's like Hansel & Grettal because there is a trail of escaped potatoes all along the road !! Harry was there last night with his bags & some of our neighbours are going to go & pick up all the left behind ones !
Free potatoes all winter if we store them right !!! The size of them one would feed Harry & I for a meal !
There were lots of seagulls following the machine picking up worms.
Nice capture of the season.
posted October 1st, 2011  
Great shot of the potato harvest, Pat. And how nice that you'll have complementary potatoes in your pantry this winter!
posted October 1st, 2011  
So interesting - love potatoes and the framing trucks are so colorful against the dirt field.
posted October 1st, 2011  
Can I bring a bag and join you, Pat!! I can make a meal for myself out of a baked potato!! Love them and love your capture of this scene!
posted October 1st, 2011  
Snap!! All the best people have tractor shots today!! No freebies for me though :0( It looks pretty dry with you as well Pat - there won't be any potatoes next year of this keeps up! How wasteful leaving them all over the place (or would be if Harry and your neighbours weren't so diligent!) - are they going for crisps or chips if they're so big?
posted October 1st, 2011  
what a fun scene! who doesn't love potatoes??? count me in.
posted October 1st, 2011  
Harvest is for sharing! It sounds as if it's been a good one.
posted October 1st, 2011  
@judithg Last years went to McCains so I suppose chips or roast potatoes & the machine sometimes misses some as it turns the corner so the left ones tend to be at the end of rows.
posted October 1st, 2011  
@karenann @stepheesue I wish you could all come , we could have a potato party !!
posted October 1st, 2011  
@peggysirk Yes fantastic to have free ones especially !!
posted October 1st, 2011  
@digitalrn @michaelelliott @jmj Thanks for your comments ...always appreciated !! It was nice watching someone else do all that work in this heat !!!
posted October 1st, 2011  
I love this action shot, it could be a shot from down the road from me. Mike (my husband) works for a potato grading and packing plant, he was saying that it is a very poor year, yield wise, for potatoes so you would have thought they would have been more careful, especially in the current climate!! That makes three tractor shots today!
posted October 1st, 2011  
love the collection of John Deere tractors Pat, nice composition !
posted October 1st, 2011  
@samdan There seems to be a massive amount of spuds coming off this field Lesley so I think it's a good crop. we have had a lot of rain this summer so up here anyway they have grown well ! Yes we are having a tractor day ..I think so many farmers taking advantage of the weather !!
posted October 1st, 2011  
@phil_howcroft Thanks Phil ! You know your tractors !!!
posted October 1st, 2011  
Massive machinery Pat - I smiled when I read your little story about Hansel and Gretel. I'm sure they will taste even more delicious when you think about the story of picking them up.
posted October 2nd, 2011  
nice one...looks like christmas time :)
posted October 2nd, 2011  
Lovely vibrant colours in this shot, love to see farmers going about there work. Feeding the world.
posted October 5th, 2011  
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