July: What’s new on the farm!

Its been a very hot month. For the first half it was also a very dry month with only a few bad thunder storms. That kind of rain doesn’t water anything. Finally, after the middle of the month rain started and things were better. Hay is finally stored in the barn. Once we have our…

Here’s To You, Canada! Part V

Over the last four weeks we’ve introduced you to (or reacquainted you with) four memorable women. Choosing who to write about has been very challenging. As mentioned in the beginning of this series Canada is a country that does not trumpet its accomplishments to the world, so it is not surprising that many of our…

Here’s To You, Canada! Part IV

One of the thoughts that inspired this series about Canadian women is the reflection that the average Canadian woman born in say the last fifty years rarely thinks of or appreciates how much her lot in life, her status as a woman has changed in the very recent past. True we still have much to…

Here’s To You, Canada! Part III

In some ways the lady who we are privileged to profile today needs no introduction. For close to fifty years her rich melodic voice has been singing Canadians through happy and hard times, vicariously sharing the joyous moments of their lives and offering comfort in the sad and lonely hours. By now her voice and…

Isabelle’s Garden Notes: June/July

The garden is growing really well this year. Our tomato plants already have small tomatoes and our peppers have little peppers. The loofahs (sponges to be) have beautiful leaves (I can not wait to see the fruit). We water the garden from our rain barrel. We need one full barrel per day. Jacques fills it…

Here’s To You, Canada! Part II

Today is the second in our series of notable Canadian women. You have likely heard of this outstanding woman, but you maybe surprised just how little you really know about her. It was our pleasure to discover how truly remarkable Canada’s first woman in space really is! Without further ado, we present …. Much More…

Here’s To You, Canada!

This is a special day, in a very blessed country. And we wanted to do something different.  We want to take a few moments to acknowledge as well as celebrate our country, its birthday, and our fellow Canadians, past and present, who in ways large and small first envisioned, created and continue to help to grow…