Spotted! Animal Tracks

Spotted! Animal Tracks

After a fresh fallen snow, it’s a delight to see tracks indicating our furry and feathered friends have been passing through. Not sure what you’re...

The Christmas Shrew

The Christmas Shrew

The morning of the blizzard was the first time we saw the shrew. My fifteen year old son was in the living room admiring the warmth of our much needed masonry heater when a very fat toy like creature bounced and zoomed through the room.

Holiday Traditions at South Pond Farm

Holiday Traditions at South Pond Farm

I’ve just finished making a grocery list for the holidays. All the girls are coming home and we love doing some of the cooking and baking together....

Christmas Chickens: a true story

Christmas Chickens: a true story

Two of my art school teachers had a small farm outside of town when I was a student at ACAD in Calgary, Alberta. They acquired 7 new laying hens one...

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Trees Canada: Carbon offsets

Trees Canada: Carbon offsets

Tree Canada is one of the players on the voluntary carbon market, allowing people to offset the effects of their activities through the planting of...

Back in black

I live in a tiny village in southwestern Ontario, with about 400 other residents. It’s a quiet place, bounded on all sides by rolling hills, pasture...

Taking a look at Tree Canada

Taking a look at Tree Canada

For the past 25 years, Tree Canada has been raising money and awareness of the importance of trees, not just for nature, but for the quality of...

Power of the Sun – Solar Panels

Power of the Sun – Solar Panels

In an effort to live a greener, more environmentally friendly lifestyle, I had solar panels installed on my home’s roof in 2012. This complemented...

A Bit About Tides

Tides are a fact of life for our readers on the ocean coasts and have been important to all coastal inhabitants who have become fishing and...

The Power of Pulses includes Recipe

The Power of Pulses includes Recipe

Pulses may not be part of your daily diet, but that might be about to change, especially since the United Nations called 2016 the International Year of Pulses. Packed with protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals, pulses are easy to grow—even in our own gardens—and are versatile to cook with.

Keeping Juiced in Camp

Keeping Juiced in Camp

Summer is a time when many of us head to mountains, woodlands and seasides hoping to unwind and recharge. But when we head out on vacation with our...

Why Does Nikola Tesla Matter?

Why Does Nikola Tesla Matter?

Nikola Tesla was the odd, overlooked genius of the Electric Age. He was a Serbian genius who despised Edison and Marconi, was badly used by...

The Hive Mind of Anthony Pasto

Anthony Pasto considers himself just a sales and marketing guy. In a former life Pasto ran a ball hockey league with a 100 staff members. These days...

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