Инстаграм @highheelsandcanolafields Lesley Kelly
Rob was extra mean to me this week and I wasn’t prepared (swipe to listen). We interviewed @samamass She became a vegetarian then a butcher then an omnivore Link in bio. #WTFarmchat #whatthefarmpodcast #agriculturepodcast #foodpodcast #butcher #vegetarian #food #farming #butchershop #agriculture #farmer
Inside out, dill pickle, bacon double grilled cheese ☺️ How do you eat your grilled cheese? We just finished one of our favourite concoctions of this staple. Salt, crunch and gooey goodness. I also like to eat it with tomato soup and wine Hahahaha #nationalgrilledcheeseday #nationalgrilledcheesesandwichday
On this week’s What The Farm Podcast: What do you think of when you hear “urban agriculture?” For me, I thought of city gardens, roof top grass on buildings and vertical farming. But after chatting with Henry Gordon Smith from @agritecture and he really opened my eyes to the diversity of urban ag, commercial production and the similarities and differences between urban and traditional ag. We also asked if urban ag competes with traditional ag, factory farming and labour challenges. Link in bio.
I shed a tear this morning. Today was “er” day at school so the kids dressed up as something that ended with an “er” like a farmer, driver, etc. I assumed Jennings would go as a hockey player or farmer. But he didn’t. He asked me if he could go as a CURLER!!!! (He’s never curled before). I brought out my curling bag and he put on my gloves and stop watch and we both shared some giggles. I think he knew how much this made my day. I still can’t stop smiling. #curling #curler #curlingrocks #futurecurler #schooldressupday #proudmoment
Do you feel guilty when you eat chips while watching Netflix? 🙋♀️🙋♀️🙋♀️ Have you heard about intuitive eating? Cara Harbstrett of @streetsmart.rd shares with us on What The Farm how this approach takes away the judgement, labels, good versus bad way of thinking about food and focuses more on what the body needs, goals you are trying to achieve and having a positive relationship with food. Rob and I pepper Cara with questions about applying this concept to cravings, hunger and we go into more detail about Environmental Working Groups "study" called "The Dirty Dozen." Link in bio to listen.
I’m just tickled and I need your help. ☺️ We got the mail once Matt and I got home tonight from Brandon. There was a package with this lovely book but it didn’t contain a note. The return address was from an international shipping company. I’d love to get to thank the person who sent this book to me. You just made my day. It’s like Christmas when you get such a thoughtful gift like this. Thank you for thinking of me and making my day. #booklover #thankyou #elleluna #findyourpassion #bookstagram #bookobsessed
This week’s podcast is a real treat ☺️ I had the pleasure of meeting Julie Gunlock a couple weeks ago when she was on a panel about skeptical consumers at the TechTourLive event. On this week's What The Farm podcast, Julie shares with us why she was fearful after having her first child, how she overcame that fear, and what the industry can do to help consumers who are skeptical and afraid of buying certain products. Julie also touches on her thoughts around school lunch programs and if we are helping or enabling parents. Julie doesn't hold back, is passionate about the food industry and policies that affect families. Link is in my bio ☺️
I’ve been frustrated lately that our kitchen table is always cluttered… . It’s been a busy winter with crop plans, farm plans and house plans, and lots of teenage mutant ninja turtle and tractor sightings, as you can see. . But then I thought. . This table is more than where these plans are made. It’s more than a place where we eat. . It’s the heartbeat of this home and our family. . It’s where we share the good news of our day. It’s where our future is planned and pondered. It’s where we share our smiles, worlds, dreams, fears, and our tears. It’s the place where family and friends have come together, reconnected and talked, shared new and old traditions and good times. It’s where we haven’t known what words to say so it’s the place where we’ve listened, cried and hugged. . It’s the place that is cozy, comfortable, safe and feels natural. Where countless of card games, Yahtzee and Monopoly have been played, pumpkins carved, gingerbread houses built, Easter eggs coloured, presents wrapped, homework finished and spelling words memorized. Where new food and exposure to different cultures have been tested, Grandma’s china cherished, and during the busy times of seeding and harvest, where paper plates have been scratched and recycled. . It’s where the TV gets shut off, secrets are shared between the boys (so they think), parents have guided and consoled, and where we as a family disconnect from the outside world and connect with each other. . It’s where life skills such as those simple table manners are learned, where the kids have blown out their birthday candles and have grown up right before our eyes from high chairs. It’s where they’ll take these lessons and memories and fill other seats at many different tables, with other families, friends and possibly at board room tables with companies. . This table is not just a place in the house. This table is where we remember our past, focus on the present and are imagining our future. . This table isn’t a piece of furniture, or just where we eat. . It’s the heartbeat of our home. . And I’m thankful for all the reasons of why it’s cluttered.
"There's a lot of ignorance out there and getting angry and upset at people who are angry and upset at us (farmers) at what they think we are up to but just don't know is not the right approach." . Holy smokies. You can tell I was so nervous but I was sure excited to chat with Canadian Country Music stars and farmers, the @hunterbros on this week's What The Farm Podcast with @sharkeyfarms. . It's been a goal of mine since seeing their super funny "Combine got stuck" parody music video and seeing them perform live a few times. . We fire off some questions for two of the five brothers, Ty and Dusty about farming, pro hockey and their sky rocketing music career, balancing between farming and music and communicating with consumers. Link in bio to listen.
I did something tonight ☺️ I tried beef hearts. Never thought I ever would. Ever. And, it was so so so good. Not like what I thought. So I didn’t exactly eat an intact beef heart. It was part of the bolognese but it was to die for. I’m getting out of my comfort zone with food. It was something I added on my “to-Be” New Year’s list. I want to try new things and experiences. I started with eating fish (they served me a whole fish - with the head still on) in Newfoundland. I wanted to cry when I saw it but I tried it. It was also delish and afterwards I was so happy I ordered it and tried. So keep trying. Even though those first few steps may make you feel like you want to cry, it’s always surprising how great it is. And I can now say I ate a heart and a whole fish. Sorta. Hahahahaha. (Second pic is Matt’s prime rib. He ate it all before I could try) 😉 #saskatoon #yxe #saskatooneats #yxefood #primalpasta #pasta #redwine #foodporn #saskatchewan