Monday, August 10, 2009

The blight hits us

The tomato and potato blight has hit the American northeast, and hard.

Up here in Vermont, folks are nervous. Our little farm got hit this week, as we spotted green plants starting to turn yellow.

We've yanked four plants now, bagging the afflicted things. The spuds under ground were in good shape, so we harvested 'em from the wreckage. A mix of ages resulted:

What a horror this would be, if we were solely dependent on these for our family's survival.

Hopefully the other plants will survive.

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