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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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...

What on Earth Will You Do on April 22nd?

What on Earth Will You Do on April 22nd?

Here’s what you probably didn’t know: Earth Day was founded in the United States on April 22, 1970. It is now celebrated in more than 196 countries....

Keep the Home Fires Burning

Keep the Home Fires Burning

We’ve had some really frigid days this January, with many nights well below minus 20°C. I often wonder how they managed in past times; keeping...

The Victoria Garden

The Victoria Garden

You have to pity Victoria Bick and her staff. It's an unseasonably scorching day in late May. The midday sun is a harsh mistress. But, there they...

Discovering the  Charms of Stratford

Discovering the Charms of Stratford

Just shy of two centuries ago (1828), the Canada Company began surveying Huron Road, part of which included an area where William “Tiger” Dunlop...

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