Potatoes were back at the Thumb Octagon Barn site this year. The Walther Farms were kind enough to plant and care for the potato field for demonstrations during Fall Family Days. Rod Romain came back with his Oliver Tractor and one row plow to dig potatoes the old-fashioned way.
The visitors love this demonstration as they can go right in the field and pick fresh potatoes and take home a 10 pound bag for $2.00! The field was a little wet from a recent rain shower but that did not deter 2 year old Oden Brissette and his dad, Canton, from Pinnebog, from picking. What fun they had. Of course it’s time to wash up afterward.
Terry Keinath demonstrates the use of an old-fashioned potato grader.