Winter has returned with a real vengeance here in Southern Ontario. The intense snowfall and howling winds cannot touch our potatoes that are safely housed in our potato storages. The photo above shows one of our potato storages that are usually filled to capacity after the fall harvest. Over the winter we carefully maintain and monitor temperature and humidity levels to preserve the potatoes until we are ready to pack them for our customers. To have a closer look at the inside of one of our storages you can visit “A Rare Occurrence.”
Sometimes it can be hard to drag ourselves out of bed in the morning and face a long, cold, dark winter day here at the farm. However, it can be a little easier with a beautiful view like this one taken at 5:00 am from our back porch earlier this week. And yes, this is what often greets us when we have an early start to our day! To see some other pictures of the beautiful sky seen around our farm you can visit “The Sky.”
Happy Family Day Canada! Here’s a look at some different families spotted recently here at the farm. We hope you enjoy this long weekend with those you love! To see some other pictures of animals you can visit “Pond Life Part II.”
Today is Canada’s Agricultural Day. The day we come together to celebrate the food we love as well as the people who grow it for us. Every day we are #AgProud here at our farm! We are #AgProud of the work we do, the food we grow and our customer service. I am pleased to release my new recipe for “Potato & Sweet Corn Chowder.” I invite you to try this recipe that’s made with simple and wholesome ingredients that are all grown and/or produced in Canada. You can click on the file above to print or download the recipe. If you’re looking for inspiration for some other new recipes you can visit “#AgProud” and “Tater Tales Feb 13th: #AgProud” to get you started. Bon Appétit!
Let’s kick start February with an artistic slideshow highlighting some interesting shapes I have been collecting. The eye of my camera can find some unusual shapes when I have time to slow down and look closely around the farm. Perhaps you will only see some weeds, trees, mushrooms and other weird pictures. Or maybe you will see a moose shaped potato complete with nostrils, a dog’s face depicted in burrs dusted with snow and two hugging flowers as I saw when I was taking the photos. Of course you might see something completely different. Whatever your perception is, I hope you enjoy this slideshow! If you would like to see more fun shape photos you can visit “Simply Shapes” which was one of the original artistic blogs I put on our website four years ago.
Thompson Potato Farm
Farming is fascinating!