As we prepare for our annual New Year’s Eve gathering under bitterly cold winter conditions, I wanted to take a minute to wish you the very best for 2018. “May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind always be at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, and rains fall soft upon your fields.” (Irish proverb) Happy New Year to you from all of us here at Thompson Potato Farm!
All is quiet on the potato farm front. The last of the field work and the fall chores have been completed. And anything that wasn’t finished will have to wait for the spring since Old Man Winter has visited us with minor snowfall and wild, blustery winds. Hopefully this selection of photos will warm you up! These pictures of natural circles were taken during my travels this past year as I was collecting footage for The Common-Tater. From a brilliant moonrise to a perfect circle bored into a felled tree to a gentle circle of moss, the photos highlight some of the simple beauty we can enjoy if we can find the time to slow down and look as we race along in our busy lives. You can visit “Picturesque Patterns” to see a collection of photos highlighting patterns found in nature on the farm.
Thompson Potato Farm
Farming is fascinating!