Putting Food Security to the Test in Canada’s North

Putting Food Security to the Test in Canada’s North

A family’s year-long challenge to live off the land where the Arctic Circle is closer than any major city – 3 skeptical teenagers, 1 reluctant husbandno salt, no caffeine, no sugar and -40 temperatures

Random Acts of Green

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A Brave New World

A Brave New World

It all starts with some very enthusiastic lads and gentlemen! The rather smelly, grumpy older men of the operation know when it is time. They start...

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...

Gone With the Wind – Updated Dec 2019

Gone With the Wind – Updated Dec 2019

Ontario gave the green light to green energy in 2009 and by 2019 developers are dismantling the wind turbines they built. Doug Ford’s new...

Living Off the Grid and Coffee Alternatives

Living Off the Grid and Coffee Alternatives

We start this episode talking about living off the grid using solar, wind, batteries and a generator with Canada’s handyman and Harrowsmith contributor, Steve Maxwell. Then, on a lighter note, but with no less energy, I speak with Signe Langford, Harrowsmith’s food editor about alternatives to hot chocolate on cold winter evenings, on the grid, or off.

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