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Drover’s Way Farm

Drover’s Way Farm

Sheep herder Sarah Loten takes us behind the scenes of summer pastoral work. Summer days begin and end with herding sheep on Drover’s Way Farm. It is a rhythm that is as ancient as the sheep farming tradition, dating back to 10,000 BC, when sheep were first...

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...

Small Ponds featuring Roy McGregor

Small Ponds featuring Roy McGregor

Your name? Roy MacGregor. Home (or adopted) towns?  Whitney and Huntsville, Ontario. Population? 700 in Whitney and 18,000 for the greater Huntsville area. Years in residence? Whitney: 0–2. Huntsville: 2–23. Where do you live now? Ottawa. Local school...

Small Ponds featuring Guido Basso

Small Ponds featuring Guido Basso

Your name? Guido Basso. Home (or adopted) town? Near Consecon, Prince Edward County, Ontario. Population? It’s a small town. Years in residence? 32. Local school attended? Not so local. My schooling was in Montreal (a long time ago). Local jobs held?  The Picton Jazz...

Sarah Harmer’s Tour of Elginburg, Ontario

Sarah Harmer’s Tour of Elginburg, Ontario

The youngest of six children, folk-popstar/activist Sarah Harmer grew up in the farming life near Burlington, in southern Ontario. After her early years with the alt-country band The Saddletramps and the alt-rock outfit Weeping Tile, Sarah’s debut solo album was technically intended only for family.

A Victorian Time Machine

A Victorian Time Machine

While many a small Canadian town will claim to be a Victorian village, Stratford is without a doubt the real deal: a place where vintage architecture has been lovingly preserved.

Thrill of the Hunt

Thrill of the Hunt

Summers make Canada the ideal staycation choice. And what better to way to explore our country than on a mission? If you have your eye on a collectible or you’re simply up for a little browsing, antique-laden towns and stops will make your next adventure all the more...

A sweet situation

A sweet situation

Bees, bees, bees. After many years, here at Caberneigh Farm in Uxbridge, Ontario, we decided it was time for bees. I mean, we have horses, dogs, cats, laying chickens and a pet pig, so the addition seemed obvious. When your gateway animals are horses, well, everything...

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