The Hudson’s Bay Company Blanket

The Hudson’s Bay Company Blanket

The Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC) point blanket has been such a fixture in Canadian homes, cottages, lodges and cabins through the centuries, it’s easy to think of it as just … a blanket. But what...

Manual Labour a Great Teacher for Kids

Manual Labour a Great Teacher for Kids

In the mid-1970s, my mom and dad hired a builder to add a garage onto our cookie cutter bungalow. The man’s name was Andy Steier, a Hungarian Jew...

What Lies Beneath…and a Wreath

What Lies Beneath…and a Wreath

I have a love-hate relationship with this time of year. I’m sure I’m not alone. In the country, I believe we are more closely connected with nature...

Frost Seeding

Frost Seeding

Watch this 5 1/2 minute lesson one way to improve pastures in cold climates. It's called frost seeding, and you'll see it happening with a...

Whittle Your Own Walking Stick

Whittle Your Own Walking Stick

I’m seeing more and more people walking with sticks these days, but none of the factory-made, metal sticks look all that interesting. A home-made,...

Great Saw Blades Mean Building Better

Great Saw Blades Mean Building Better

If you’re gearing up to build a deck, dock, picnic table, gazebo or verandah, you should know how much hand-held circular saws have improved. The...

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