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Bring on spring! And fiddleheads!

Yes, I know it’s raining. Still, spring is the best. From where I’m sitting I can see the beautiful white blossoms on my neighbour’s trees and the buds of my backyard lilac bush. Everything is lush and green–even my groceries! … Continue reading

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My friend St. Joseph

This winter, after we renovated our house, we put it on the market expecting that it would sell quickly. After a week or so, our real estate agent was disappointed. Why hasn’t it sold? we kept asking ourselves. It looked great, … Continue reading

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Purple haze: an Ontario farming tradition

If you drive past the city limits of many Ontario towns, you will see lilac bushes. Some of them are in lovely gardens of course, but many are standing alone in a field or surrounded by a tangle of weeds. They are often all that’s … Continue reading

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Why home renovations are like getting a tattoo

On Sunday, I was talking with my congregation about tattoos because I read about a church in Texan with a Lenten tattoo project. Since I am no fan of tattoos (I’m not morally opposed or anything, I’m just cheap and pain-adverse) it’s … Continue reading

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What, me worry?

As we prepare to move out of our old house, we are faced with the huge task of removing the front yard vegetable beds. There are nine wooden boxes, each 4 X 8 feet, filled with nine yards (or more!) of rich … Continue reading

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