Oh deer! We have deer…and not the green tractor type for this post. While the animals that live with us here at the farm can be elusive, we are occasionally treated to viewings such as this group of white tailed deer. These serene animals are interesting to observe. There is always one deer that appears first. I am undecided whether it is the lookout or a decoy for the coywolves! You can visit the “Animals” category of the Common-Tater for more photos and videos of some of the animals we have spotted.
Today is Canada’s Agriculture Day. A day we can come together to celebrate Canadian agriculture and the food we all love. Through every month of the year we take great pride in providing a quality product to feed Canadians. Each potato dish pictured on the slideshow was developed in our kitchen. You can find all the recipes at “Spud Smarts – About Cooking Potatoes” and in previous installments of “The Common-Tater” in the recipes categories. Bon Appétit!
Everyone always wants to know what farmers do in the winter. I have decided a more interesting post could be generated by the question: “What does a farm dog do during the winter?” From preparing for Santa Paws to helping clear driveways to romping in the snow, Murray toughs it out like the rest of us here in Canada during the long winter while he dreams of spring. For more photos of animals here at the farm you can visit “Pond Life Part II.”
A steaming bowl of homemade soup can go a long way towards warming us up on this cold and snowy first day of February. This soup recipe uses every day ingredients and is super easy to assemble. Sautéed leeks, grated carrots and mashed potatoes are simmered in a vegetable broth gently seasoned with thyme leaves. A tasty garnish of croutons, freshly grated parmesan cheese and chives adds a finishing touch that is guaranteed to have everyone coming back for seconds. Click on the PDF file above to download or print the recipe. Other inspiring potato recipes are available at “Spud Smarts – About Cooking Potatoes.” Bon Appétit!
Thompson Potato Farm
Farming is fascinating!