Another wheeled potty in a vineyard

Along the Greenway today, I spotted another wheeled potty in a vineyard for Greg’s challenge.

Em noted that when detasseling corn, she was afforded no porta-potty. Perhaps the presence of portable johns in vineyards is simply a reflection of the changing world in which we live. On the other hand, by the time corn requires detasseling, stepping over a couple of rows offers ample privacy. With vineyards, that’s not the case, especially closer to ground level.

Anyway, another day = another potty.

They call me Old Grumble-Face. I have no idea why they do that....

2 response to "Another wheeled potty in a vineyard"

  1. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: April 26, 2019

    I believe they do provide porta potties for detasselers now — and the roguers too — had no idea what a roguer does — they go thru the field and cut out varieties that aren’t supposed to be there.
    Who knew? Not me.

    • By: Bill Stone Posted: April 26, 2019

      My ace support crew — born and raised on a farm in the Corn Belt — worked as a detasseler when she was a teenager. She agrees with Em– no porta-potties in the fields back in the 1960s. She also says she always tried to arrange it so she never had to “go” in the cornfield. For those who had to go, they were supposed to step back into rows that had already been detasseled, not into rows where the crew was heading.

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