In general, people, myself included, tend to have short memories when it comes to the weather. The stunted, water-deprived corn in July quickly morphed into the crops we thought we d never get out of the field in October, November, December...
I had never planned to reach 55. Yet it lies just ahead, Dahlia says.
She makes the remark as a matter a fact, no complaint in her voice. She and her friend Eddie are sitting in the narrow space between Christmas and New Year s in her kitchen...
What, no sweet potato waffles? asked Cliff Murray as Dave Winston ordered pancakes and maple syrup for breakfast the other morning at Mabel s Grill.
By now, statistically speaking, most of you will have broken your New Year s resolution, but experts say that February is the perfect time to reset goals. I guess any time is a good time for that, really.
Google Colour-Blind People See Colour and you will find video compilations of colour-blind people who slide on a pair of EnChroma glasses and can suddenly see colours for the first time.
Kate Procter s column last month about creative, experimental farmers with a desire to make life better stirred thoughts about the cumulative effect that small improvements have brought us to the bountiful life we enjoy today.
Being a lifelong learner is one of the most valuable attributes that has been passed on to me from my parents. I have been fortunate to learn from their example as they continue to learn, embracing new ideas and....
Yes, Pinkie, I had one taker for the pole beans. I received a note just the other day and, as it happens, that was just after I heard the seed keeper from the Mohawk community of Akwesasne speak.
Hold your horses, George McKenzie called out to Molly Whiteside as she headed back to the kitchen after filling his coffee cup. I was going to have breakfast this morning.
I m learning a whole new foodie language with a surge of popularity in easy-to-create, colourful, food bowls.
Because I grew up on a farm and have written for and about farmers most of my life, I probably zeroed in one on comment more than others in the audience did when Hans van der Loo delivered his keynote address at the Rural Talks to Rural ...
In farming, no two years are ever the same and teasing out what works and what doesn t can be difficult because the weather conditions make such a huge difference.
I thought it was a new twist to Christmas leftovers, Pinkie, but it turns out others already thought of it squash pancakes.
A former colleague of mine once publically reflected on edge habitat, a place where two distinct natural ecosystems meet to create a richly biodiverse new environment.
The first day of Grade 6, Mr. Riley introduced himself and then proceeded to show us what would happen if we didn t behave.
Underlying much of the consumer and main-stream-media commentary about supply management prior to and since the signing of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement...
With farming, no two days are ever the same. There is always something new to learn, or at least, something you haven t seen before.
The common bean Phaseolus vulgaris has two regional points of origin. According to most authorities they are the Andes and Mesoamerica.
So did you hear there s going to be another Royal baby? Molly Whiteside asked brightly as she filled the guys cups at Mabel s Grill one recent morning.
I ve been thinking a lot about risk and insurance over the last month (among many other things, mind you). See, I bought a new (ok, used) vehicle and when the dealership wanted to sell me three years of breakdown insurance, I hummed and hawed over it.
As the pasture grass settled into dormancy and the weeds thrived in this summer s drought, the goats wove through the weedy jungle nibbling at leaves and leaving tough, bare stalks behind. The mower took care of these unwanted interlopers ...
Thanks to the Blyth Festival s revival of the play 1837: The Farmers Revolt this summer, some new attention was drawn to a crucial moment in Canadian history that s often forgotten or, worse, treated as a comic opera.
As my loved ones have spread out across the country, this summer I ve had the opportunity to see more of Canada than I ever have before. Funny thing is . travelling has a way of opening my eyes to some of the things I love about home.