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Friday, March 8, 2019
Are you one of those persons who loves quotes? I know they drive some people nuts how they congregate on Facebook memes and feel-good annotations. Yet there is something about a pithy collection of words that can deliver a hammer blow of truth...
Friday, March 8, 2019
There s never been a time in human history when the general population was more educated than today. There s never been a time, thanks to smart phones and the internet, when we ve had access to more expert knowledge...
Friday, March 8, 2019
Winter is meeting season for a lot of farmers. Sometimes you feel like you ve heard it all before, but you want a day out to connect with other farmers. Sometimes you signed up in a moment of weakness and feel obligated to go. Sometimes you just ...
Friday, March 8, 2019
The Canada Food Guide has never just been about just nutrition. It is a political document as well, representing the views and interests of the food and farming lobby.
Friday, March 8, 2019
What is it about men! Molly Whiteside asked (though it sounded more like a statement) as she filled the guys coffee cups after their arrival the other morning. You mean what makes us so loveable? asked Dave Winston...
Friday, March 8, 2019
I have vivid memories of my maternal grandmother, grey-haired, slim and tall at 5 11 , standing waist-high in her expansive flower garden and casting an admiring eye over its summer splendour. For some reason, Gram, as we called her...
Friday, February 15, 2019
A recent study commissioned by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency discovered one in five packages of sausages from grocery stores across Canada contained off-label ingredients. One of those ingredients was horse meat.
Friday, February 15, 2019
After reading a column by the editor of one of the other farm newspapers about favourite books he reads over and over, I decided to pull my copy of one of those titles off the shelf and reread it myself.
Friday, February 15, 2019
In general, people, myself included, tend to have short memories when it comes to the weather. The stunted, water-deprived corn in July quickly morphed into the crops we thought we d never get out of the field in October, November, December...
Friday, February 15, 2019
I had never planned to reach 55. Yet it lies just ahead, Dahlia says. She makes the remark as a matter a fact, no complaint in her voice. She and her friend Eddie are sitting in the narrow space between Christmas and New Year s in her kitchen...
Friday, February 15, 2019
What, no sweet potato waffles? asked Cliff Murray as Dave Winston ordered pancakes and maple syrup for breakfast the other morning at Mabel s Grill.
Friday, February 15, 2019
By now, statistically speaking, most of you will have broken your New Year s resolution, but experts say that February is the perfect time to reset goals. I guess any time is a good time for that, really.
Monday, January 21, 2019
Google Colour-Blind People See Colour and you will find video compilations of colour-blind people who slide on a pair of EnChroma glasses and can suddenly see colours for the first time.
Monday, January 21, 2019
Kate Procter s column last month about creative, experimental farmers with a desire to make life better stirred thoughts about the cumulative effect that small improvements have brought us to the bountiful life we enjoy today.
Monday, January 21, 2019
Being a lifelong learner is one of the most valuable attributes that has been passed on to me from my parents. I have been fortunate to learn from their example as they continue to learn, embracing new ideas and....
Monday, January 21, 2019
Yes, Pinkie, I had one taker for the pole beans. I received a note just the other day and, as it happens, that was just after I heard the seed keeper from the Mohawk community of Akwesasne speak.
Monday, January 21, 2019
Hold your horses, George McKenzie called out to Molly Whiteside as she headed back to the kitchen after filling his coffee cup. I was going to have breakfast this morning.
Monday, January 21, 2019
It was the last place I would have imagined turning for answers...
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...
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