Where the Stars Align in Canada

Where the Stars Align in Canada

I’ve been starry eyed for a long time. Growing up in the country, I took dark skies for granted. I thought everyone could simply step outside and...

Women in Agriculture and a Royal Winter Fair

Women in Agriculture and a Royal Winter Fair

The Rundown In this episode we talk about the changing role of women in agriculture and the future of the largest agricultural fair in the world. I...

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...

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Horses Are My Therapy

Horses Are My Therapy

Dr. J. David Richardson is a Viking with a heart of gold. The retired Dundas, Ontario family doctor now runs Christieview Farm, just outside of...

A Child’s Christmas in Danger

A Child’s Christmas in Danger

with a salute to Dylan Thomas One Christmas was so much like the other when I was a boy in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia that I can't remember if I got six...

One Of A Kind, The Recycled and the Strange

One Of A Kind, The Recycled and the Strange

We dropped by the One of a Kind Show and Sale in Toronto this week. We were looking for artists and craftspeople who were doing something a little...

Alpaca Ontario at the Royal Winter Fair

We dropped in the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto, Ontario. And, we found these dudes. Alpacas are gentle animal with hair that makes wool on par with...

The Birdseed Man of Safari Road

The Birdseed Man of Safari Road

Back in 1874 Barry Bogle's ancestors farmed the land of Safari Road just to get by. Now a sixth generation does the same to keep the birds of...

The Future of the Royal Winter Fair

Karen Poncelet fills us in on the future of the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair and her hopes for a royal visit for its centennial.

What’s Killing Our Country Bees?

What’s Killing Our Country Bees?

Though not native to North America, the diminutive honeybee has become an important aspect of this continent’s agriculture and biodiversity. And now...

Cow Comfort Farm

Cow Comfort Farm

If you were a cow, you could do far worse than find yourself at the Joe Loewith & Sons dairy farm in Lynden, Ontario. The 100-acre property is...

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