Potato and onion harvest
What on earth did CropShare get up to his time?
Among all the balancing tricks…
In field games…
Fencing matches with large organic weed plants (Fat Hen is great for this)…
Ferret play time…
We actually managed to harvest LOADS of onions and potatos! It’s a wonder we get stuff done 😉
Farmer Paul first lifts the potatoes with a harvester – which leaves them near the soil surface for us to pick.
Unfortunately the amazing potato harvester machine suffered a bit of a hiccup and drove Farmer Paul to drown his sorrows in the field holding the mangled bit of metal that broke off the harvester…
Luckily for him CropSharers were there to raise his spirits and he was back on top form for onion harvesting. Here he is in full FARMER getup loading crops into the van.
Wax Barbour jacket: Check. Tweed style flat cap: Check. Miscellaneous sheep herding stick: Check. Just out of the shot of photo: Plastic bag tied round leg with orange baler twine as only wearing one boot.
Perhaps we can see more of Farmer Paul’s fashion tips next time. Personally I think this is a very strong look:
Anyway, ONIONS! Loads of them too, enough to fill the onion shed! I remember when we planted these babys back in April.
The onion crop had its leaves cut off to help drying out and was left on the soil surface for a week before our farm day today.
And as always veggie rewards and lunch went down a treat!
Also a hedgerow mini-harvest of sweet and creamy hazelnuts… very tasty.
What a TREAT at lunch today we had Axel’s choco-beetroot cake, see the recipe here.
Thanks CropSharers see you next time! 🙂
See more photos from the day here.