I have good news and bad news. First the good news:
The potato harvest has begun! This is actually the third mini-harvest, but the first 10#’s was eaten so fast we never got photos. These are small – the largest barely the size of a croquet ball – but OMG are they delicious. Harvesting this small severely cuts yields – Yukons only yield 3-4 spuds per plant on average – but I have over 2000 plants in the ground so sneaking some early is not a bad thing!
Now the bad news:
While a 35 year old, 190# man playing soccer against a bunch of 19 yr olds may be bad enough, what this picture does not show is the nasty digger I took in the game before this that separated my right shoulder. I had a awesome time in my first competitive soccer tournament (I was drafted Day Of due to several players not showing), but as the glow of the event fades I am left with the reality of 2-6 weeks of rest for my right arm.
2 to 6 weeks!!! Are you kidding me?! We are less than 3 weeks from prime potato harvest! I am currently open to any and all options for harvesting 2500#’s of potatoes with one arm. I am seriously considering switching the plot to the state’s only “Dig your Own” potato farm. This sucks.