DIY Fireplace Mantel

DIY Fireplace Mantel

It’s that time when you want to cozy on up to the hearth and warm up by the fire. If you find yours somewhat lacking, how about dressing it up with...

Holiday Fun

Holiday Fun

“Christmas in a lighthouse! How romantic!”

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How to transform a dated kitchen with paint

How to transform a dated kitchen with paint

Old kitchen and bathroom cabinets are like bell-bottom pants: what looked good in 1977 doesn’t necessarily look so hot now. The good news is that if...

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...

Summer Made Simple

Summer Made Simple

Oh Summer! At long last, we bask in warmth and enjoy potluck picnics…and we tackle projects that may be fanciful or practical or a bit of both. The...

Deep Well Hand Pump – Pump It Up!

Deep Well Hand Pump – Pump It Up!

Water is one of the essentials of life, but for the 5 million Canadians who rely on private water systems, this also means dependency on an...

Chicken Coops and Curb Appeal

Chicken Coops and Curb Appeal

Keeping up with the Joneses used to mean sinking money into an in-ground pool for the kids. Then, it evolved into man caves, flex rooms, hot tubs,...

Raven: The House That Joe Built

Raven: The House That Joe Built

When I was 10, we had camped from Windsor, Ontario, across Western Canada to Vancouver Island. I remember posing in front of the Thunderbird totem at the Malahat summit with my little brother; the pole’s still there, though the snapshot only lives in my memory now.

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