While driving along Creek Road just south of Indian Creek I recently witnessed a lengthy stretch of newly mown roadside right-of-way. Several pairs of ground nesting birds were huddled around spots that I can assume was their destroyed nest of eggs or mutilated new fledglings.
It has been gone now for almost 40 but I still miss it and try to imagine what it looked like when I pass by the site on Victoria Avenue in Chatham.
Over the years, I have talked about many aspects of agriculture, from soybeans to 4-H to biotechnology to strawberries and everything in between.
The sun is out, the temperature is rising and classic automobiles are hitting the roads in Ontario's cottage country. Plan to attend one or more of the popular antique and classic car shows taking place in the region this summer where like-minded fans will gather to check out these incredible rides.
For the past two weeks we have been looking at the terrible tragedy that occurred on May 24, 1881 in the usually placid waters of the Thames River between downtown London and Springbank Park.
Strawberries. Those red delicious berries bring back memories of going to the fields and picking with my mother so she could make strawberry jam. Thinking back now, I know I ate a lot more than I actually picked.
Elections are always historic, but next Thursday’s Ontario General Election could be more than a footnote for the history books – and it’s not about the winner but the loser.
People in Ontario are in a cranky mood.
The week of June 4-10 will be celebrated as Local Food Week across all of Ontario.
Canatara Park beach, one of my favourite summer locations, is proudly displaying a Blue Flag this summer – the eco-certification represents the internationally-recognized gold-standard for water quality, environmental management and education, safety and amenities.
This week, we will finish looking at various terms and phrases related to the agriculture sector. Thank you to Farm and Food Care Ontario for their help with this.
Any ideas on how you are planning to spend your hot humid Friday nights this summer?
This week, we will continue to look at various terms and phrases related to the agriculture sector. Thank you to Farm and Food Care Ontario for their help with this.
Okay, I am a firm believer that spring and possibly even summer will eventually arrive in our area and there will be a “warm breeze blowing the stars around”. If it does, that will herald the season of outdoor cocktail parties, summer barbecues or simply maybe a lot of drinking in public!
Federal Liberals need to take ownership of problems
I am a white male educator who teaches history with a focus on social and racial inequality as well as English Literature and Media Studies, so I figured since everyone else has been pontificating about this issue, why not give it a shot.
Tecumseh tribute erected with best of intentions
Tecumseh Public School (or, as I recall it, Tecumseh Secondary School) holds a very special place in my heart. I have nothing but fond memories of that school and, although I know many people who seem to regard their high school years as ”the worst years of their lives”, I can firmly state that my high school years in that building were some of the
We all have eaten many products from our friend the pig. Bacon, pork chops, spare ribs, pork roast and so many other food items. But what do we really know about the pig? Today, let’s find our more.