Green Tourism Canada Certification

We applied for Green Tourism Canada Certification this winter. A branch of Green Tourism International, Green Tourism Canada promotes ecotourism by : • Encouraging tourist-oriented organizations to examine and improve their carbon footprint. • Helping eco-minded...

Pure Wool Dryer Balls

Our popular pure wool dryer balls have many uses. When a person puts 3 in the dryer they will: fluff up laundry avoid the use of somewhat toxic dryer sheets reduce or remove static cling shorten dryer time, thus save you money David Suzuki recommends pure wool dryer...

Surviving a Drought Year on Amherst Island

Most of our 41 summers farming on Amherst Island have been dry. The summers of 2008-2011 were a pleasant exception – no Islanders could remember 3 green summers in a row and 4 in a row still seem miraculous. For us, the driest summer was in 1988. We had to buy some...

Maintaining a Tradition

When Jacob was three years old, I took him out in my lovely canoe along the shore of Lake Ontario. He wore his life jacket and his hat, and was eager and interested and already showing his great knack for balance. We went out a few times that summer, and he gained a...

Snapping Turtle Visitor

The snapping turtle below was the climax moment of the Derby Girls visit. Never seen one here, before or since. We herded all people WELL away. A fascinating visitor....