Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Cabbages and Potatoes - Fall, 2007

These are pictures we took in a field along the highway. Potatoes are a huge crop here. The first machine dug the potatoes and rolled them into a row. The second machine came by and picked them up and dumped them into a bin. Workers on the second machine pulled out as much grass and greens as they could before it dropped into the bin with the potatoes.
After the machines were finished with the fields, locals were allowed to come into the field to glean any potatoes that were left. It was definitely a family affair. There were people of all ages picking up potatoes.

This is how our altar at church was decorated in the fall. Note the large cabbages and flowering kale. Things do grow much larger up here!