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Backyard Chickens

I am obsessed with chickens of late. I find myself setting the alarm a half-hour earlier to sit with my chickens for a morning cup of coffee. It is a delight to watch them run around... 



The Article That Almost Wasn’t

I find myself in a state of virtual complete overwhelm. My mind feels anxious and I am dancing along the edge of anger. I am tired and agitated. How am I going to focus on writing this... 



Sourdough Bread

The smell of baking bread takes me back to my childhood, waiting eagerly in my grandmother’s kitchen for the loaves to come out of the oven. Fresh, hot slices, slathered in butter.... 



Harvesting the Bounty of Bacteria

Several years back, I had a nasty sinus infection that resisted several treatments of antibiotics before clearing up. Unfortunately, in the process, I killed most of the natural flora... 



The Local Food Movement is Political, Economic, Environmental & Social ACTION!

Once every few years, you get a chance to vote at the polls. However, every single day you get a chance to vote at the till. How you spend your money has political, economic, environmental... 



Our Newborn Baby

After 24 hours of grueling labour, and three hours of hard pushing, the Midwife declared the baby was stuck and we were going to need medical intervention. A hundred years ago, I think... 



You Are What Your Food Eats

Health conscious people are going to great lengths to watch what they eat these days. They acknowledge the old adage: “you are what you eat”. After all, it makes intuitive sense,... 



Chickens And Piglets And Lambs! Oh My!

I spent a week of spring break on my sister’s 107 acre farm, North of Kamloops, near my home town of Barriere. Five years ago, her family moved onto this beautiful piece of land... 



Spring Projects

Every spring, I take on a significant landscaping or outdoor project. After months of seemingly endless darkness, I crave working outside. Finally, the days have become long enough... 



Save the World with Leftovers

I am certain that fresh, whole foods are essential for health. You literally are what you eat. Processed foods have a surplus of calories but are deplete in nutrition — the result... 



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