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Monday, November 14, 2022

George Mackenzie and Dave Winston were already sitting at a window table at Mabel's Grill the other morning when the old pick-up pulled into the parking lot.
"Look at that!" said Dave. "I bet I could use my old music tapes if I had a truck that old...

Monday, November 14, 2022

The 4R principles promoted by Fertilizer Canada are increasingly accepted and practiced by farmers across Canada. It makes sense to apply nutrients from the Right source, at the Right time, in the Right place and at the Right rate...

Monday, November 14, 2022

"Well, well" said Cliff Murray as Molly Whiteside distributed menus for breakfast at Mabel's Grill the other morning, "things must be looking up. Mabel has new menus."
"Looks like she can afford them," grumbled George Mackenzie. "My ham and eggs...

Monday, November 14, 2022

Moonless midnight winter in Canada's north isn't necessarily about darkness. There are pockets where the artificial light is reflected upwards and then down again, a kind of deeper twilight to which your eyes adjust.
For a week I'd been ...

Monday, November 14, 2022

We live in an increasingly complex world, and it seems humans have never-ending expectations. While technology has vastly improved our lives in many ways, it has also led to some down sides -- everyone is an expert in everything now ...

Monday, November 14, 2022

I was struck by the calls, in two of the township Federation newsletters last month, for people to run for the board of directors in upcoming elections. I've been around long enough to remember when you didn't need to beg people to be involved....

Monday, November 14, 2022

he smell of fries from the fry truck at Thames River Melons near Innerkip was too hard to resist. These two served up my order and asked for a photo...how could I resist? Affable young men, Shannon McMahon (left) and Scott Salmon (right) prove ...

Monday, August 15, 2022

Editor Lisa B. Pot's column last month on the future of farming as seen through the eyes of food "experts" who don't believe in farmers, got me thinking about a lifetime of providing the latest updates to farmers.
Lisa was writing about the speakers...

Monday, August 15, 2022

After two summers of staying close to home and not being with other people much, we decided to take a little trip to appreciate Canada Day by exploring areas we had not visited before. It is always very interesting to visit other countries, but ...

Monday, August 15, 2022

"It's the story my aunt Leone told me, Pinkie, the arrival to the Carter farm of relatives from Georgia in the 1920s, including the president-to-be, just a babe in arms then."
Pinkie, I can tell, has some skepticism about the tale and so I ...

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