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Recommendation: The BBC Historical Farm Series

Now that the weather is getting colder and there’s an end in sight to tomatoes and cabbages decorating our house, my thoughts turn to the hands-on history of the BBC series, Edwardian Farm,  Victorian Farm, and Wartime Farm.  We watched them several years ago, and since then the girls have been re-watching them through illnesses, concussions, […]

Field Trip: Fort Henry

We are not travelling across the country to visit relatives this year, but we do want to fill our summer with fun and good memories.  So recently we packed up the troops and headed out to explore Fort Henry, a monument to Canada’s past relations with the US. Fort Henry in Kingston was built as […]

Our Little Vacation

My dear husband decided that I needed a break, so the Little Misses and I accompanied him to a conference.  What a lovely little vacation it was! We visited Ripley’s Aquarium:     We ate very, very well, and I had no gluten problems:   And it was so pleasant to sit peacefully above the stop-and-go […]

Defending Life: Let Us Not Become Weary in Doing Good

Two women named Lisa, both unmarried and unexpectantly pregnant, faced a choice.  These two brave women, who later became my friends, chose life for their unborn daughters.  One of them had the full support of her family, no matter what choice she made.  She was the lucky one. The other Lisa had no support whatsoever, […]

Happy Birthday, Emily Carr

One of my favorite Canadian artists, Emily Carr, would have been 142 today, and there are some celebrations: The Vancouver Art Gallery is hosting an exhibition of 40 of her exhilarating forest paintings this winter.  I won’t be able to see it, but maybe some of you will.  Instead, I can take a virtual field trip […]

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