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Yesterday, I started to pick potatoes. I filled one milk crate which I guessed by the weight of it (I couldn’t even budge it alone) that it had to be over 50 lbs. I can lift 50 lb. bags of chicken and goat feed, so since I couldn’t even move this without help, it had to be more than that.
I planted Yukon Gold, Russet and blue potatoes as well as some varieties specific to Vermont and more cold hardy. I have three rows of potatoes planted and this yield was approximately the equivalent of one row.
Hopefully, I will get to get out there and harvest some more today. When I was done, I laid them all out on a rack over our large cooler to dry off a bit so I can rub some more of dirt off them before they are stored away. Oh, I also found some small pumpkins and gourds growing in there. Nice surprise.
Yesterday, I was in the garden picking potatoes somewhere in the late afternoon. When I looked up, the sun was just in a perfect position to light up the foliage. I thought these were some great pictures of what it looks like from the garden.
While the amount of traffic has definitely increased around here, denoting “leaf peepers” galore, winter is closing in fast. Friday night was the first fire of the season in our woodstove, since the temperatures dipped to freezing and it was a cold night. Killington had snow (showers) which left a dusting on its peak. Yes… old man Winter is closing in fast.