On New Year’s Eve and #ThrowbackThursday, as we all look forward to an escape from 2020 and lean into the possibility of a please-god-let-it-be-better 2021, our Chair looks back on 40 years on the Federal Lands.
Digging through old files she came across the article below, written when she was a young regional reporter and columnist at the (now long gone) Oshawa Times.
She and her then boyfriend had left behind a little bungalow near the sandy shores of Lake Simcoe, and settled into a rundown old farmhouse where they undertook their second attempt at a vegetable garden. The column describes the results after they turned sod and cut down a dead cherry tree in what had been a cattle pasture and orchard.
Subsequent columns of ‘Country Living’ explored such topics as botulism and canned eggplants, and how to keep a marriage alive when drywalling a ceiling in a heatwave.