Today is Weedy Wednesday here at the farm. Even though weeds are something we normally work to eradicate, and even though most of us are quite tired of winter, at a certain point we need to take a few minutes to appreciate what we’re given. So I present my slideshow of glittering weeds covered in ice and snow sparkling in the brilliant sunlight. The photos were taken in the bitter cold early one frosty morning. Although I ended up with frozen fingers and burrs on my boot, I believe the end result was worth it. If you’re hungry for signs of spring, I invite you to take a look at “Buds & Blossoms” for a preview of spring flora and fauna.
The calm after the storm(s). This has been a wild and wintery week here with ferocious winds on Monday leading to heavy snow all day yesterday. The farm is covered in a blanket of snow that reminds me of a fresh canvas. If only I had the time to run out and write messages in the snow! However, using Photoshop to convey my message will have to suffice. 20 days to spring everyone!
#AgProud #CndAgDay Today is Canada’s Agriculture Day. A day to share with you what we do all year here at the farm. A day to celebrate the business of Canadian agriculture. A day to post a pic of our favourite Canadian food. Simple right? That’s what I thought… until I started sorting through the thousands of photos I have taken and shared with you over the past few years. It turned into a rather daunting task! So instead of just one photo, I have generated a slideshow that highlights a few special moments at our farm. From a surprise helper in the office to maintaining the potato crop to creating new recipes, I can safely say that celebrating the business of Canadian agriculture is something we do every single day. Not only does this post highlight our love for agriculture, it shares a little bit of who we are. Have a wonderful day! If you are looking for inspiring potato dishes, I recommend you visit “Spud Smarts – About Cooking Potatoes” to get started cooking our favourite Canadian food.
This enormous flock of tiny birds has been hanging around our house for about three weeks. The flock is comprised of goldfinch, purple finch, house finch, and a variety of sparrows. My best guess is there are about four or five hundred birds in the flock. They are difficult to identify as they are seldom still for more than a few seconds at a time. I assume their constant movement is a defense mechanism against the bitter cold and biting wind. We are happy to provide them with the opportunity to forage for sweet corn leftovers! To see another interesting video of birds that hang around the farm you can visit “Geese en Masse.”
I can think of no better way to welcome the last day of 2018 than with this glorious sunrise. We wish all our loyal customers and social media followers a fantastic evening tonight and a safe ride home. May 2019 bring you love, peace, health and prosperity in all your endeavours. See you next year! To view more photos of the sky around the farm you can visit “The Sky.”
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They say a picture is worth a thousand words. So today I present my 24,000 word recap of last weekend’s Farm To Fork Tour. We have you covered if you missed the tour and are looking for farm fresh food and fun décor for your Thanksgiving dinner this weekend. Drop in to pick up your potatoes, squash, turnips, onions, carrots, pumpkins, decorative corn, gourds, cornstalks and much more! My free roasted root vegetable recipe is guaranteed to impress your dinner guests and is still available at the farm door. For our location, hours of operation and directions to the farm you can visit Contact Us.
Today we got Curtis settled in his new home for the next 8 months. Please join us in wishing our youngest son best wishes as he begins his studies of agriculture at Ridgetown College. He will be missed by all of us here at the farm, as well as our customers who he has been delivering product to for many years. We are thrilled that he has taken this step to learn more about agriculture and cannot wait to see what new information and knowledge he can bring back to us. Have fun Curtis…and don’t forget to study! You can visit “Our Story” to learn more about the people who work at our farm.
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It is a very rare moment when we can all leave the farm at the same time during the summer months particularly in a hot, dry season when we are running irrigation. This weekend we sneaked away for a short overnight trip and had the opportunity to pop in to visit one of our customers in Port Hope when we were driving home. Here we are with George who owns Olympus Burger with his parents. This specialty burger restaurant was buzzing with customers enjoying the absolutely delicious food. The menu and décor are theme based on the Greek Gods, but what makes Olympus Burger so special is the friendly atmosphere and warm welcome you receive from George as you walk in the door. It was a great pleasure for me to meet George and enjoy his fabulous food! For more stories about life on the farm you can visit The Common-Tater blog category called “Life On The Farm.”
Thompson Potato Farm
Farming is fascinating!