It s unexpectedly quiet in the Silver Corners Inc., sow barn owned by Dennis and Tara Terpstra. There s some grunting and a few clangs from the electronic sow feeders (ESF) but no sounds of fighting or agitation.
In ancient times, before snow blowers and snowmobiles, we had real winters. It snowed from late November until the end of March. Frequently we had snow for Halloween although the early snow did not usually stay around, just a warning ...
Winning Premier Breeder at this year s Royal Agricultural Winter Fair and the Highest Flock Improvement Award for Ontario Sheep Farmers means we are on the right track says Keith Todd, owner of Todd Sheep Company with his father, Hugh Todd.
Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus have a close connection with friends in Huron County. In fact, this Christmas season will mark the 24th time Santa has made the trip from the North Pole to Huron County ...
In such a traditional sport, it s hard to imagine new discoveries could be made in baseball bat technology. Much less by a 20-year-old from a rural village who is still studying engineering at university...
Math will be important for 70 per cent of new jobs and the number one sector for productivity and growth is in agriculture said a trend expert. Will there be enough workers to fill labour needs in agriculture and technology?
Like sun shining when the rain is falling were the two nurses on duty at Huron Residential Hospice in October as they described how Huron and Perth s new palliative care home is a place to live life until death comes.
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