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The Urquhart Butterfly Garden

The Urquhart Butterfly Garden

by Doreen Nicoll I have found the secret garden. There is no gate or little door, but there is a Fairy Queen who is welcoming and gracious, yet formidable with an ever so slightly mischievous side. And, the Queen has a loyal helper who draws energy and life from her...

Christmas Baking at Dundurn Castle

Christmas Baking at Dundurn Castle

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHXRGdM28ME&t=8s "There may be butter," Janet Kronick warns as she ladles a hearty dollop, destined for shortbread, into her crockery bowl. Kronick is the historic kitchen coordinator at Dundurn Castle in Hamilton, Ontario. The...

The Victoria Garden

The Victoria Garden

You have to pity Victoria Bick and her staff. It's an unseasonably scorching day in late May. The midday sun is a harsh mistress. But, there they are, working in the restored kitchen garden of Dundurn Castle. They move about in long skirts, long sleeves, bonnets and...

Horses Are My Therapy

Horses Are My Therapy

Dr. J. David Richardson is a Viking with a heart of gold. The retired Dundas, Ontario family doctor now runs Christieview Farm, just outside of Hamilton, Ontario. And, he's using his rural perch, on the lip of the Christie Conversation Area, to help folks recover from...

The Birdseed Man of Safari Road

The Birdseed Man of Safari Road

Back in 1874 Barry Bogle's ancestors farmed the land of Safari Road just to get by. Now a sixth generation does the same to keep the birds of Hamilton thriving through the winter. High in the rafters of Barry Bogle's wild birdseed barn is an old rack lifter. It's a...

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