Since it is Harvest Break, I'm on vacation from school. For the uninitiated, Harvest Break is the annual letting out of school so students can help local farmers with the potato harvest. Back in the day, lots of kids actually worked with the farmers picking potatoes or working on harvesters. Now, kids just work their regular jobs or do nothing for the two or three week break. I wish we didn't have it anymore, I'd rather have the weeks subtracted from the end of the school year. But, it's tradition. And some traditions die hard. This year my school is taking just two weeks instead of three...


  1. We've just barely started, but I could already use a break...

  2. Doesn't it ruin your football/homecoming schedules?

  3. Wow, I've never heard of that before. Interesting.