And just like that it’s sweet corn season! This weekend we will be opening our sweet corn stand with Norfolk County corn while we wait for our own crop to be ready. We also have baskets of new potatoes ready and waiting for you. Enjoy our fresh and local produce while it’s in season. You can visit “At The Door” for more information about our hours and location.
Baby it’s dry outside! Our crops are thirsty, so we pulled out the irrigation reel last week much to everyone’s horror. Irrigation is labour intensive and it runs 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Every time one field pull is completed, the pipe needs to be laid again by hand. The irrigation requires constant monitoring to ensure there are no leaks or equipment breakages.
The reel needs to be turned off when it reached the end of the pull so there is no flooding. And no matter how carefully we calculate when the reel will be done, the one thing we know is that it almost never finished when we think it will be done. But there is always hope…there is rain in the forecast for tomorrow.
To learn more about irrigation you can visit “Inside Irrigation.”
School’s out, Canada Day has passed and cottages are open. This can only mean that summer has officially kicked off. And that leads to one thing here at the farm. The season for new potatoes is upon us!
RJ and myself dug these beauties last night. All they needed was a quick rinse and then they were dropped into the pot. We dotted them with butter and gobbled them up. Very soon we will dust off the harvester and you will be able to purchase them at the farm door. You can visit “Tater Tales Grilled New Potatoes” for further cooking inspirations for our new white potatoes.
Thompson Potato Farm
Farming is fascinating!