Today's picture is from 1939, and it shows men digging for potatoes in the field. I am not sure how the equipment works, but it looks like it digs down and turns the potatoes up.
Wow, who would have thought that Potato Week would have been so controversial. Had a good debate started in the comments yesterday about whether our social safety nets encourage laziness and fraud. It is interesting that we are reaching that point that half the people do not pay taxes and receive some form of government check in the mail. We must ask ourselves at this point what restrains the system from providing endless benefits on the backs of fewer and fewer working people.
Also, I am reminded of the debates in the 1990's with Ross Perot on NAFTA where he said the famous line . . ."That Whooshing Sound You Hear is All the Jobs Leaving the US".