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Green Talks

Garden in the Spring

Spring is one of the most beautiful times of the year in the garden when the earth is soft and moist and baby plants break through into the light struggling to live. At this moment no drought or storm or … Continue reading

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Two Special Projects

This is a very special column for me to write because it describes two success stories, stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things on behalf of the environment just for fun. Both stories involve filling in the dots to create … Continue reading

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The Secrets of the Universe

Have you ever stood in the field at the end of the rain and noticed the way in which the sun, breaking through the clouds, turns drops of water into sun catchers? Every branch of every tree that has beads … Continue reading

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A Better World for the Future

The bobolinks are back, bringing with them one of the prettiest songs in all of nature. Today the dogs and I were serenaded from all corners of the field as those lovely birds staked out their nesting places. We’ve been … Continue reading

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After the Rain

As the rain ended, the sun broke through the clouds creating a rainbow that arched across the sky landing in our field. So tired from a long day in Toronto, I almost ignored it, almost sat by the television, too … Continue reading

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A Vehicle for the Twenty First Century

I can’t remember the moment in which cycling stopped being strictly recreation and became my three season commuting vehicle. Maybe it was that first bicycle camping trip to Balsam Lake Park. Maybe it was the cycling holiday on Prince Edward … Continue reading

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The Dawn of a New Day

An early taste of summer, a gossamer mist rising to greet the dawn, a myriad of birds singing the morning sun into the sky, our two herons cruising over the field, silhouettes primordial, walking barefoot in the fields, the mud … Continue reading

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Earth Day

It’s Earth Day; and a very special one it is. This time it didn’t quietly slip in and out of the house unnoticed. This Earth Day arrived with fanfare. It’s about time. So, along with millions of others worldwide, let’s … Continue reading

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The Season of Humanity

There is no stopping a season whose time has arrived. A week ago the snow still lay so deep on the field that the horse couldn’t pull the sleigh. By the weekend, when we boiled our final lot of sap, … Continue reading

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Time to Celebrate Water

Sap, the first kiss of spring, so full of promise of the showers of April, the blossoms of May and the gardens of June. For anyone still in denial, step out in the early morning to listen to the plethora … Continue reading

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