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Monday, October 18, 2021

Every time you open a hive, the bees are trying to tell a story and a good beekeeper can interpret that story and give them what they need.
So says Colette Mesher, sleeveless and wearing shorts, who quietly enters...

Monday, October 18, 2021

To her husband Art Shannon, Dr. Kymberley Snarr is the 'Organic Cop', a term of endearment paying homage to her father William's tenure as Superintendent, Peel Region Police.
"I'm not," laughs Kymberley, an independent International Organic Inspectors...

Monday, October 18, 2021

This summer, there was a tornado to the left and to the right of the Frayne Farm on Highway 21 near Kingsbridge but on September 7, a tornado came directly at the farm. It destroyed a pig barn, an old bank barn, a silo and two grain bins while...

Monday, October 18, 2021

Dairy farming is about constant improvement believe Jeff and Yvonne Van Soest of Hensall, along with their 24-year old son Connor. Nine years ago, the Van Soests purchased a dairy farm on 17th Line near Hensall and ...

Monday, August 16, 2021

The best friends involved in Tiny Footprint Homes are both young married men with three young children. One day, Josh Batkin and Paul Arts discussed the lack of affordable housing and how it was impacting peoples' lives...

Monday, August 16, 2021

This pretty repurposed grain bin might inspire you! It is located at the home of Reg and Cheryl Gardlner who live along the Ilderton Road near Thorndale.
Cheryl Gardiner could picture in her mind how the grain bin could become a bunkie...

Monday, August 16, 2021

There is a high school science textbook used by physics teacher Tom Franklin which features a double spread of a skinny cow, fenced in by barbed wire, under the subject "factors affecting climate change"..

Monday, August 16, 2021

Julie-Anne Staehli and her family hosted a community party at their Lucknow farm to celebrate Julie-Anne's return home after running the 5,000 metre race for Team Canada in the oppressive heat during the Tokyo Olympics...

Monday, August 16, 2021

In the morning, when slugs crawl away from the large vegetable garden Margo and Andy Uyl of Clinton have planted to support FOTOCAN orphanages, Margo stomps them. "With joy,"she adds with a laugh...

Monday, August 16, 2021

When Bill and Dawn Loney, teachers by trade, bought their Georgian Bluffs farm in 1977, they had a dream of creating a sustainable little community where friendships are as important as livestock. Their new job as farmers included resurrecting...

Monday, August 16, 2021

Digital infrastructure needs to be thought of as a digital barn, a place where data is stored, analyzed and maintained so that when new markets emerge, farmers are ready to participate profitably...

Monday, August 16, 2021

From shoveling feed and milking in a parlour three times a day, Gary Pletsch and family are going fully robotic with a new barn that will reveal just how robotic and digitized dairy farming has become.

Monday, August 16, 2021

After a devastating fire last year, Green's Meat Market in Wingham has been rebuilt. On June 24, 2020 a fire destroyed their processing facility, and forced the family business to relocate their retail offerings to Lucknow while....

Monday, August 16, 2021

For years, local tourism marketers have been touting "staycations" as the hot vacation destination but now that a global pandemic has hit, the idea has gained a lot more traction. With hordes of Ontarians seeking new adventures, maybe some...

Monday, August 16, 2021

There are very few farms in Ontario that keep water buffalo and even fewer that use them for dual purpose of meat and milk but one farm family in Perth County have found a way to successfully produce and create a market for...

Monday, August 16, 2021

It was a cold spring day, and entering Anja VanderVlies' warm goat barns outside Teeswater for the interview was a welcome reprieve from the relentless wind. Goats popped up from the various pens --- curious white and brown heads, eyes full of interest..

Monday, August 16, 2021

Kelli Rettie's "win" comes with a client message indicating they've found something of her passion for dogs through one of her animals.
"I love that," said the Oxford County-based breeder and high-end boarding operator, whose own journey...

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Pat and her husband Jim Campbell live on a farm in Perth County which provides the space to show off their hobby and passion which they call Paradise Railway. How do you begin to build your very own garden railway? Jim and Pat joined not one, but...

Thursday, June 24, 2021

The most frightening demographic for COVID-19 has been the senior population who want to live at home, but not completely isolated.
Social agencies such as ONE CARE Home and Community Support Service, a charitable, not-for-profit health care ...

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Five generations of Jakemans spent a century and a half growing, building and adapting passion centred around the seasonal sweetness of pure Ontario maple syrup into a sustainable family business.
The effort arguably reached a milestone just over...

Thursday, June 24, 2021

The family business began in 1971 by Mike and Judy Snobelen. Mike Snobelen saw an opportunity to build a grain elevator business when he started farming on the fourth concession of Huron-Kinloss Township. While farming in the area was booming, farmers ...

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Of all the A2 beta casein dairy products Jeron Van Dyk can now eat, chocolate milk is by far his favourite. Jeron tells me this inside Spectrum Acres, a riding arena designed as a bright, safe, calm place with a trampoline and swing chairs for...

Thursday, June 24, 2021

A giant elm that stood as a sentry over weddings, earned television fame and had a farm named after it has lost its fight against Dutch Elm but is being sawn, carved and sculpted into memories for the Brown family and friends...

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Ontario's agricultural fairs have a long history with many fairs predating Confederation. The first recorded fair in the province dates back to 1792 with the Agricultural Society of Upper Canada, which has since ...

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