Some of them are still pretty small and slip through the web of the harvester and are lost. My niece managed to pick up quite a few for her tea!
Meanwhile husband and little one looked on.
He is such a happy little chappie.
There is something else a bit different about the field for this time of year. Normally by now the helm would have been sprayed to make it die off preventing the potatoes from continuing to grow. This year we want them to continue increasing in size.
You may be thinking that this would make a good choice for A Field of Plenty. The reality is that the likely tonnage of potatoes is far less than last year. Although the price of a 25kg bag is £9.50 as oppose to £5 at the end of last season it is quite likely that the actual profit will be little more this season.
That's farming for you.