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Archive for May 6, 2013

70 years of Potato farming

This Old Potato Machine 60 years

There are some seventy years between the two photographs above, the young Girl in the left, in the original photograph is Mona, my Wife Breda’s mother, these fields have been ploughed and planted every year since.

Last year I took the following images of the family planting the potatoes again for another growing season, then collecting them after for sale. The machine in the pictures was originally imported from the US and hopefully will be working for many years to come.

I want the following images to tell the rest of this story……

This Old Potato Machine 1

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This Old Potato Machine 3

This Old Potato Machine 9

This Old Potato Machine 4

This Old Potato Machine 10

This Old Potato Machine 5

This Old Potato Machine 8

This Old Potato Machine 7

This Old Potato Machine 12

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