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Why We Love Ayr, Ontario

Why We Love Ayr, Ontario

When I was a kid, we’d frequently pass through Ayr on our way from Paris, Ontario. It was a zigzag left-right turn off the appropriately named Swan Street, past the laundromat with big bubbles on its sign. Just after the Little Short Stop variety store, my dad would...

Riding on Goat Tails at Caberneigh Farm

Riding on Goat Tails at Caberneigh Farm

By Nicole Robertson Really and truly, the plan for the day was just to go and get some new chickens. Six chickens to be precise; six beautiful, homestead-raised Gold Laced Wyandottes. Sadly, in spring 2017, we had lost several of our young birds to a very hungry...

Small Ponds featuring Roy McGregor

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

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...

The respite of an afternoon tea

The respite of an afternoon tea

When we break from the busyness of the day and jump off the treadmill, cup in hand and perhaps under the shade of a tree, tea time is a respite. It’s a chance to rest and compose ourselves amid the seemingly never-ending work. When my daughters were little, we often...

Happy Hens & Fresh Eggs

Happy Hens & Fresh Eggs

Even if you’ve never entertained the notion of raising chickens, Signe Langford’s Happy Hens & Fresh Eggs: Keeping Chickens in the Kitchen Garden, with 100 Recipes has the power to pull you into the renaissance movement. Those who are already part of the growing...

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