Wednesday, October 06, 2010

All About Spuds

It's potato harvest time around these parts.
Kate's preschool got to take a field trip to the potato farm. When the potato vines turn brown in the fields, it's time to harvest.

We dug up a few potatoes for the kids to take home. They acted like they were finding treasure every time they spotted one. I don't think they grasped the concept that they were standing on an entire field full of potato gold.

After the potatoes are dug up, they go on the belt.

Where workers pick out rot and dirt clods.

Then the good potatoes go up and up.

To the very tip top of Potato Mountain in the storage cellar. Where they are stored all year in the dark (so they don't turn green), at the perfect temperature and humidity level.

Look at all those potatoes!! (And dust in the air.) Who knows, maybe one of these will make it to your dinner plate.

At the end of the trip, we must take a picture on the straw bales.

What a fun field trip!


Crystal Escobar said...

oh that looks like such a fun field trip!

CB said...

How fun! Do you know I have lived in Idaho for 20 years and never been to a potato field! ha Ha I think I need to go on this field trip :-D

Lee Ann said...

AAAhhh, so I don't have the perfect temperature and humdidity. Now I know why my potatoes don't keep :) She's such a cutie.

Jennifer P. said...

Wow I've never heard of children who think of vegies as treasure!!

Jennifer P. said...

such a fun field trip! I love the picture of her in front of the hay :)

Unknown said...

Cute Cute!!

Now I want potatoes with supper.

Deidra Smith said...

Brylee just went on that same field trip with her preschool class this week and had a ball. We tagged along and not only saw the spud cellar, but some cows and hroses. Brancyn's favorite part (he told Kade about it with absolutely no prompting or reminding from me), was the cow the peed on the "floor". He he he:)

Trish said...

THAT's my kind of field trip! What a lot of fun! Makes me want some potatoes!