Is this a recap of 2023 or a preview of what we’ll be doing in 2024? I leave it up to you to decide. (And whatever you decide you will be right, since both options are actually true!) Enjoy this montage of some of the work we do here around the farm from early spring to late fall. You can visit “The Compelling Combine” and “The Hypnotic Harvester” to see more videos of our farm equipment in action.
I think it’s time for a photo gallery featuring some feathered friends that frequent our farm. Capturing a great photo of a bird is never easy, but with a little patience and time it can be done. These photos I took are all of common birds that can be found in Southern Ontario.
We have trumpeter swans that frequent our irrigation pond in the spring, and mallard ducks that return every year to nest beside our house. The northern flicker makes the most obnoxious noise while it hunts in our grass, while the merlin on my back porch never made a peep. The snow buntings fly in large flocks around our house during the winter, as does the common redpoll. The belted kingfisher and northern shrike were lucky shots of hunting birds that perched for a minute to rest. And what farm doesn’t have a flock of wild turkeys, a gaggle of Canadian geese and a few killdeer living in the back 40?!
You can visit “Pond Life Part II” to see some more birds and animals that hang around the farm.
There’s nothing like a hearty breakfast to start your day during the deep cold of a January winter morning, and I think I have just what you’re looking for with my new recipe. Our russet potatoes are the perfect choice for twice baked potatoes. This breakfast twice baked potato is made with sausage rounds, sour cream and cheddar cheese. It’s topped with scrambled eggs and yes, more cheddar cheese. Serve this twice baked potato with a fruit bowl for a complete breakfast.
Click on the PDF document above to print or download the recipe file. You can visit “This Spud’s For You” for more inspiration for cooking baked potatoes. Bon Appétit!
Brilliant sunshine and vivid colours seem to be a distant memory for those of us living in dreary, gloomy, gray Southern Ontario. I can’t remember the last time we had some sunshine. These photos of the beautiful, sunny days we had last summer should cheer you up. Here’s hoping the sun will come out again one day soon! You can visit “Buds & Blossoms” to see some colourful spring flowers I found when I was out and about here at the farm.
“Why yes ma’am, I would be thrilled to be a consultant on your new article about growing potatoes that will be published on your website!” This is my reaction when Martha Stewart’s editor contacted us and asked if we would be interested in providing information for their article about how to grow potatoes! Follow this link https://www.marthastewart.com/how-and-when-to-plant-potatoes-8421303 to read the article that includes my expert advice about how to grow potatoes in your home garden. And if growing your own potatoes doesn’t work for you, you can always stop by the farm to grab a bag from us!
Thompson Potato Farm
Farming is fascinating!