Saturday, September 15, 2012

Potato Pickers



Welcome to Potato Week here are OPOD. We will be spending the week looking at all things "Potato". Right now I could really go for some old fashioned home made kettle chips right about now. What is your favorite way to have potatoes?

This picture was taken near Spiro, Oklahoma. The picture was taken in 1939, and it shows potato pickers being paid at the end of the day.

5 comments:

  1. When we toured Idado, we went to a potato farm. The machine they use to get the potatos from the ground into the 18-wheeler, fills the truck in 7 to 8 minutes. It is called a "SPUDNIK" - I can only assume that is a takeoff of the "SPUTNIK" of Soviet Union fame.

    I would imagine it would take considerably longer for these workers to fill an 18-wheeler with potatoes.

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  2. When I was a kid back in ND, people were allowed to go in the fields after the harvest & hand-pick the tiny Red River Reds that the machine missed. Washed, boiled whole & lightly buttered, there was no finer treat. Nowadays 'baby potatoes' are an expensive luxury. And to think they used to plow them under.

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  3. oh yeah; baby reds. boiled, smashed, topped with butter and salt. delicious!

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  4. Oddly enough, potatoes are one vegetable I just don't "get". My husband loves them, anyway they are prepared, but the lowly spud remains a mystery to me. I'd just as soon eat library paste as mashed potatoes.

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