Category Archives: Environment

A Bird in the hand is worth two in the bush?

Black-capped Chickadees at Wye Marsh near Midland, Ontario. Advertisements

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The New Year and a Home-Grown Resolution

We all made our famous resolutions by now, yet some will be broken before the crocuses peek through the snow. I was never big on making them, for fear I would not live up to my own expectations. But this … Continue reading

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Odour-ableTenants

A few months ago, a skunk decided to make her home underneath my garden shed. I wasn’t too thrilled about the new tenant, but skunks are nocturnal and I didn’t see or smell her presence the following weeks. This morning, while enjoying a lovely … Continue reading

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How to Make Dandelion Schnapps

On the special occasion of Mother’s Day, I’d like to post a recipe in honour of Mother Nature! Forget about treating Taraxacum officinale as a garden or lawn weed and start appreciating the beneficial properties of Dandelions! First, dash out to get a bottle … Continue reading

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Happy Earth Day, Mr. Harper, how does your garden grow?

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Randy Says I’m Missing the News!

I was sitting in bed on a leisurely Saturday morning, sipping a cup of Irish breakfast tea and reading my brand new copy of Dottie Angel’s modern fairy tale about Life at Mossy Shed … sounds good so far, doesn’t it? … Continue reading

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Environmental art: colour pencils

environmental art: colour pensils, a photo by dollydori on Flickr. This is one of my favourite recent finds on Flickr: giant log pencil crayons. I like to describe environmental art as the artist’s conversation with nature. The landscape provides the … Continue reading

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