Do you even Hygge?

It’s so much more than an aesthetic, it is a lifestyle, a mindset. Hygge is all about embracing things that make you feel happy and content. It is about establishing a connection with nature. It’s about finding joy in the simple things. Hygge started gaining popularity in North America years ago and it’s been gaining…

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Picture Postcards: Winter vibes

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow… For me winter is ALL about the snow and below zero temps. Without that, winter just isn’t winter. Oh I am quite aware that I am in the minority when it comes to snow love. “You can keep it” and “I’d rather be on a beach”…

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Picture Postcards: A Change in seasons

The trees are in their autumn beauty, The woodland paths are dry, Under the October twilight the water Mirrors a still sky; Upon the brimming water among the stones Are nine-and-fifty swans. W.B. Yates As of September 22, 2021 another Fall season has arrived. And what a season it has been so far! The past…

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Garden harvest

I have to admit this was a tough year for my veggie garden. My tomatos were an epic failure. Most of my onions refused to produce. Every single carrot seed I planted has disappeared never to be seen again. And the butternut squash…pffft…what squash? Fortunately not all was lost. I had a bumper crop of…

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Picture Postcards: Life around the farm

I am fortunate to live in a place that has a communal farm which serves as the heart of the neighbourhood. It is where residents gather in the barn for Town Hall meetings or one of the many events thoughtfully planned by the residents. Long walks around the farm and checking on the progress of…

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Benefits of a Wildlife friendly and pollinator garden…

I live in a new community development in the country side and unfortunately parts of the area surrounding me have been clear cut of many trees. While my particular plot was meadow and field, others were forested. Luckily portions of the land are protected wetlands and as such could not be touched. The areas that…

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