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If you go down in the woods today, you’re in for a big surprise

Last week when I took Minnie for our early morning walk on the wooded walking trails I got more than I bargained for: we came nose to nose with grey coyotes. Well, maybe it wasn’t quite nose to nose, but … Continue reading

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Lawns: they’re not just for grass

This Advent, our congregation celebrated the season leading up to Christmas with a Giving Calendar. Each family in the congregation was given a long banner made of sealed envelopes. Each day in December they opened one and carried out the … Continue reading

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Gardening: therapeutic, defiant, gangster

“Gardening is the most therapeutic and defiant act you can do.” –Ron Finley A while ago I stumbled on this TED talk by Ron Finley and loved it. This week a friend reminded me of it again and I love … Continue reading

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Convenient beauty on Trafalgar Road

South Oakville is a beautiful place. But the neighbourhood wouldn’t be the nearly as beautiful without Bong’s Variety. The corner store is surrounded on every side by loveliness. Some of the homes there are over a hundred years old and … Continue reading

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Potatoes grow best on the side of the road

On our trip to Newfoundland, we went on seven boat trips and traveled more than 7200 kilometers in our car. It was the best kind of journey where we knew that around every corner was a beautiful view and every … Continue reading

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The real dirt on a new neighourhood

I have been thinking about dirt lately. Because if you drive near my house you will see a lot of it. Just north of our neighbourhood, underneath huge dump trucks and excavators, there are acres of dusty brown earth. For … Continue reading

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Minnie is a great dog, even though she ate my favourite sandals.

Our family got a dog. This winter we registered with a pet rescue organization and then about six weeks ago ¬†we welcomed Minnie into our family. She’s a two year old Airedale terrier. She is very sweet, very energetic, and … Continue reading

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