It is always an event when my husband teams up with a neighboring farmer to break out this restored antique potato planter that actually works amazingly well. They are pulling it with a small tractor. The machine digs a trench, drops the potatoes in and covers them up all in one pass. They are planting fingerlings and purple potatoes today.
It is great fun to watch this machine in action, and the children found it especially fascinating. Since we used to plant potatoes by hand and know what a slow process that can be, it is a bit miraculous to watch it happen so easily. It might be equivalent to the magic of using a sewing machine for the first time after hand stitching.
May they grow as easily as they were planted!