Thursday, October 5, 2017

POTATO HARVESTING

The modern way to harvest potatoes,
'captured' in recent days at Curraghmore:


The light-brown land in the distance shows the extent of the potato crop area.


Harvesting with The Gap in the Comeraghs in background.


Trailer with suitable containers being loaded
from the harvestor's conveyor belt.


The modern harvester being used.


Note the canvas-covered platform at the end of this huge machine.
Two men worked inside this, picking items (probably stones?) from the conveyor belt
and discarding them!

October 23rd:
Just eighteen days later, I managed to get out while nursing a bad cold for some time
and lo and behold, the ground above had already been ploughed and harrowed
and spring wheat covered the entire area in a beautiful shade of green!


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