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...

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,...

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...

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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....

I heard it through the grapevine

I heard it through the grapevine

Climate change doesn’t play favourites. Ask anyone in sub-Saharan Africa or Greenland. Beekeepers, strawberry farmers, almond growers, balcony...

Hope River Farm, P.E.I.

Hope River Farm, P.E.I.

By Terry Dawes Reprinted with permission from Salty, Volume 2, Issue 1, January 2017, saltyisland.com Nancy Sanderson’s 98-year-old grandmother...

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....

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...

Field of dreams

Field of dreams

Fifty-five bunches of chard, 75 heads of lettuce, 110 bunches of kale, 18 kg (40 pounds) of salad mix, 13.6 kg (30 pounds) of spinach, and many more...

Sea The Change

Sea The Change

Langdon Hall is known as a luxurious retreat. Just one hour from Toronto, the Cambridge, Ontario, property boasts plush, Hollywood-worthy suites and...

Back Road Trolling

Back Road Trolling

As a young girl growing up in the country, I couldn’t wait to leave my parents’ home and move to the city. I had never understood the lure of the...

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