Saturday, 26 October 2013

Potato Patch Planting...

On Monday (16th September) we went out to the Potato Patches with some of our island friends. This is an area of fertile land some two miles or three kilometres from the village. It is here where the islanders farm potatoes, as well as some other vegetables. We were able to help in the farming process - and I even took my turn in covering the potatoes with soil! It reminded me of my time with Candace's family, when I helped plant corn in Indiana. There will be more photos of the Potato Patches in a future blog.

Fertiliser and potatoes together, before being covered with soil.
Planting potatoes involves the whole family on Tristan da Cunha.

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