It s an interesting time in Don Brodie s life. He s fit, active both physically and mentally, loves his wife Joan, his family and his home. He is quite content where he is at.
here are over 60 million acres of land in Ontario with over 1.2 million of those acres in pasture. How beef farmers manage pasture land is widely different between those who farm in Southern Ontario versus Northern Ontario.
He has a fast stride and an easy laugh and he is delighted, just delighted, to find each new caterpillar and chrysalis and, there, look ... a Monarch butterfly alighting on one of thousands of popping pink zinnias cultivated across the property specifical
Not so long ago, silo towers dominated the countryside in Southwestern Ontario, but as agricultural technology changes, so does the rural landscape. These concrete towers are demolished or felled with equipment or dynamite into heaps of rubble, with nothi
Weekend milking? The excuses were many. I got to take the cat to the vet, my mother s sick, my grandmother is in the hospital, you name it, says Henk Pastink, a dairy farmer just west of Conn in Grey County.
I love soup.... all kinds of soup, thick and sustaining, fresh and full of vegetable goodness, rich and creamy, familiar and exotic, and every batch is a little different depending on your base and what is available in your refrigerator or garden.
It seems that Dave Andrew can make beer out of just about anything. Fan favourite, Zesty Farmer , is infused with lemon zest. Spring Blonde incorporates ....
Bulging beef steers with corn-crusted noses peered up from feed bunks as cattlemen from across Canada investigated how feedlot operators manage their operations in southwestern Ontario...
Agriculture is in transition, no doubt. In the next decade, 50 per cent of agricultural land across Canada is anticipated to change ownership and 85 per cent of current farm owners don t have a plan for anyone to take over the business...
Sage Martin, 13, was bored sitting at home. Seeing this, his Nana encouraged him to bake cookies as a treat for for his own family.
The pig was so quick it was almost out before it got in but the story of the Pig at The Boot has become something of local legend.
Summer Saturday mornings at Hanover s farmers market are a sensory delight: the arresting aromas of fresh-baked goods, spicy West Indian prepared food and other culinary delights tantalize ...
Spectators watching youngster and pig pairings in a showmanship competition at the Ontario Pork Congress this year might not have known the finality of that close relationship.
Like all new, robotic barns I visit, the Haag Farms barn is clean. Quiet. Calm. Cows are tranquilly going about their business of eating, resting and being milked a process Roger Haag can closely monitor from the screen in his office.
In December of 1942, The Hamilton Spectator reported that Farmerettes, Farm Cadets, Women s Land Brigades and others (23,000 women in total) put in over 10 million hours of farm labour in Ontario during the war. They planted and hoed, hand-weeded, thinne
Stephanie Morrison worked in a retirement home earlier in her career and developed a love for older people. She knew about the elderly who don t want to leave their rooms, are reluctant to communicate and seem lost. That all changes when she brings her co
Ever since he was a boy, Clarence Dekens of Clinton wanted a herd of Texas Longhorns. He d only seen them on movies because in Huron County, there weren t many of this traditional western breed around.
It s such a surprise to see pigs outside. Cows and horses dot the countryside but chickens and pigs are usually tucked indoors, heavily guarded by biosecurity and tightly managed for maximum production.
Stem cells grown in a medium of dairy serum multiply into trillions and become, as yet, an unnamed protein source
Grant Sparling, chief development officer at Blyth Cowbell Brewing Co., originally had no plans of returning home to Huron County until his dad, Steve Sparling, pitched the idea ....
Trade. It s the one topic all commodity groups are discussing during this winter s meeting season. From dairy farmers worried about the glut of milk U.S. dairy farmers would love to unload on Canada, to egg farmers needing....