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Tuesday, November 27, 2018
I m learning a whole new foodie language with a surge of popularity in easy-to-create, colourful, food bowls.
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Because I grew up on a farm and have written for and about farmers most of my life, I probably zeroed in one on comment more than others in the audience did when Hans van der Loo delivered his keynote address at the Rural Talks to Rural ...
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
In farming, no two years are ever the same and teasing out what works and what doesn t can be difficult because the weather conditions make such a huge difference.
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
I thought it was a new twist to Christmas leftovers, Pinkie, but it turns out others already thought of it squash pancakes.
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
A former colleague of mine once publically reflected on edge habitat, a place where two distinct natural ecosystems meet to create a richly biodiverse new environment.
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
The first day of Grade 6, Mr. Riley introduced himself and then proceeded to show us what would happen if we didn t behave.
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Underlying much of the consumer and main-stream-media commentary about supply management prior to and since the signing of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement...
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
With farming, no two days are ever the same. There is always something new to learn, or at least, something you haven t seen before.
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
The common bean Phaseolus vulgaris has two regional points of origin. According to most authorities they are the Andes and Mesoamerica.
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
So did you hear there s going to be another Royal baby? Molly Whiteside asked brightly as she filled the guys cups at Mabel s Grill one recent morning.
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
I ve been thinking a lot about risk and insurance over the last month (among many other things, mind you). See, I bought a new (ok, used) vehicle and when the dealership wanted to sell me three years of breakdown insurance, I hummed and hawed over it.
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
As the pasture grass settled into dormancy and the weeds thrived in this summer s drought, the goats wove through the weedy jungle nibbling at leaves and leaving tough, bare stalks behind. The mower took care of these unwanted interlopers ...
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Thanks to the Blyth Festival s revival of the play 1837: The Farmers Revolt this summer, some new attention was drawn to a crucial moment in Canadian history that s often forgotten or, worse, treated as a comic opera.
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
As my loved ones have spread out across the country, this summer I ve had the opportunity to see more of Canada than I ever have before. Funny thing is . travelling has a way of opening my eyes to some of the things I love about home.
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Fast Eddy has preacher boy Jack right where he wants him riding shotgun in his three-quarter ton 63 Chev, running down a little-used gravel track at 35 miles per hour.
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Did you see the item on the news last night about Cliff Murray started to ask the other morning at Mabel s Grill, but George McKenzie interrupted him.
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Everyone has the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favourable conditions of work and to protection against unemployment, declares the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. But what if you can t get enough people ...
Thursday, September 6, 2018
The room was full of cattlemen. Those from Western Canada were conspicuous in their cowboy boots and hats. All were there to learn about...
Thursday, September 6, 2018
My neighbour was almost apologetic when he told me his winter wheat yielded 90 bushels to the acre this year, saying he d heard of others with better...
Thursday, September 6, 2018
One Sunday afternoon, between hay and wheat harvest, we packed up our bikes and headed for Auburn. It was a beautiful sunny day, not too hot, not too windy, but with a refreshing breeze keeping us cool...
Thursday, September 6, 2018
The summer her mother died, the garden bloomed as never before...
Thursday, September 6, 2018
This summer I ve been on a mission. My objective: eradicate from our 96-acre farm some of the invasive plant species. I ve been hacking, slashing, cutting, chopping and smothering garlic mustard, goutweed, European buckthorn, European barberry...
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
My friend had a goat whom she loved. She named it. Bestowed attention on it. Fed it way too much grain and let the goat have the run of the place. It would visit her inside the house and when in a good mood, return her affections in kind.
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
When I read articles or see television video about how the world is drowning in plastic these days, I can t help thinking it s another example of the need to be careful that what you wish for might come true.
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
The dry years scare you, the wet years starve you. That is a weather saying that, while new to me, is one that from my experience rings pretty true.
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