Agriculture has a certain seasonality to it that is comforting. It gives us something to look forward to, an expectation of timing that you can rely upon. There is a rhythm that that is reassuring and usually calming.
We are currently getting to the end of the growing season for potatoes. While out road scouting last weekend you can faintly see the beginning of the end of many of the living potato plants. You can see the slight discoloration, the fading of green into subtle yellows and browns. The plants start to droop and show signs of wilting. This is what some of the old-timers mean when they say the potatoes are starting to “come home”. (more…)