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From Great Heights
An elegy for the changing landscape on Drover’s Way Farm.
The Genesis of Rebel Roots Herb Farm in Grey County, Ontario
The Steadfast Garden at South Pond Farms
It gives me pleasure no matter the season or circumstances.
Forged by Fire and Drover’s Way Farm
A walk through time and fire, on 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...
Feast in the Woods and 5 More Unique Outdoor Dining Experiences
One can’t talk about Canada’s, particularly Ontario’s, eat local and sustainable dining scene without mentioning Michael Stadtlander, his wife Nobuyo and Eigensinn Farm. Celebrating his farm’s 25th anniversary this year, Stadtlander seems no less inspired and excited...
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
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
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...
Scarecrows, Dippy Doughnuts, Gas Fest and a Six-Foot Sturgeon
This is a shiny new feature in Harrowsmith, and we hope to continue to sit down and have several cups of coffee, virtually, with a few locals, Canada’s best small-town ambassadors. When you’re from “away,” wouldn’t it be perfect if you could simply sit down and learn...
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
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
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 tradition of award-winning gardens in Stratford
For the gardener in all of us, any exploration of Stratford, Ontario, in the warmer months has to include the town’s world-class gardens. Topping the list (though it’s a challenge to pick a favourite) is the Shakespearean Gardens, which has more than 60 varieties of...