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Can We Grow Rice In Canada?
Canada’s reliable staples may be potatoes and wheat flour, but a recent report on CBC showcased how rice has been making a slow and steady progress these past few years. This rise has been partially attributed to the changing cultural makeup of Canad
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The North Atlantic Oscillation (nao) And Covid-19
COVID-19. It has changed our world. By the time you read this, we will have likely experienced several waves of infection globally. For this particular essay, I’d like to take us back to the introduction of the virus to Europe in early winter 2020. T
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Choosing and Using an Electric Fencer
Many permanent fences are electrified, and the power behind any electric fence is different from the electricity that comes out of a wall socket or battery. Creating this unique form of power is the job of a fencer. Also called a “charger” or “energi
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Remembering The 1990 Oka Crisis
Flames of a bonfire light up the white faces in a crowd rallying in a Châteauguay, Quebec, parking lot, where an effigy of a Mohawk Warrior is burned in these nightly protests. Police clubs and tear gas are required to turn back 7,000 angry citizens.
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Contributors
JENNIFER BIRCH is a freelance writer with a penchant for such topics as lifestyle, food and sustainability. In fact, she’s a big advocate for sustainable travelling and encourages everyone to see what the world has to offer while making sure to make
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Smoked Game and Fake Caviar: The Black-Market Meat Trade
The conversation with Lieutenant Colonel Deforest is long and sprawling. It must be a slow day for illegal wildlife trafficking, or perhaps no one else had ever taken such an interest in his work. He has bright blue eyes, short bangs, and a goatee-mu
Harrowsmith3 мин. чтенияEarth Sciences
Atlantic Provinces Region 1
The first half of the winter should be milder than normal due to a persistent southerly airflow. Winter may start out dry but then will become stormier during the middle and late part of the season. The snowiest/stormiest period will be late January
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Splitting Hairs
If you’ve been thinking that heating with firewood might be a good way to reduce your household energy bills this coming winter, you could be right or you could be wrong. It all depends on how you obtain your firewood. Buying ready-to-burn firewood i
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Montreal Gazette
photographer John Kenney was there and took the iconic photo of a masked Mohawk Warrior standing atop a rolled-over police vehicle with his rifle raised. They had won the battle that day, on July 11, 1990, in a standoff that would drag on for 78 days
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A Postcard From the Edge
It’s sometimes difficult to write these editor’s letters several months in advance of our publication date. I mean, it’s May 7 and the warblers and hummingbirds have yet to return to the Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, where I live. By the time this issue
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Out Of Season? Says Who?
THERE IS NOT MUCH YOU CAN DO ABOUT THE CANADIAN GROWING SEASON—ITS BREVITY IS JUST A FACT OF LIFE FOR CANADIAN GARDENERS.WE LIKE TO SAY THAT CANADIAN GARDENERS GET 4 TO 6 MONTHS OFF, DEPENDING ON WHERE YOU LIVE. We consider ourselves lucky that we
Harrowsmith3 мин. чтенияEarth Sciences
Quebec Region 2
A snowy winter is anticipated across a large portion of the province. These storms will mix with rain and ice in the first half of the season, one of which could produce significant icing resulting in power outages in January. It is likely that the l
Harrowsmith1 мин. чтенияTechnology & Engineering
Wood Splitter Field Tips
• When using a wood splitter, always wear hearing and eye protection as well as safety boots and work gloves. • Greatly reduce the chance of injury by having the same person place the logs in position and operate the hydraulic lever. • Save labour by
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Blowpipes Against Bulldozers
It was like one of those nightmare existential questions from Philosophy 101: “Your entire family—though you’ve never met them—is on a train careening toward a cliff. What, if anything, can you do to try to save them from certain death?” In the summe
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Editor-in-Chief Jules Torti jules@moongate.ca Editor, Summer and Winter Editions Catalina Margulis catalina@moongate.ca Astronomy Editor Robert Dick Meteorology Editor Mark Sirois Home and Farm Editor Steve Maxwell Food Editor Signe Langford Gardeni
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Cold Crops
We are thinking about food a lot lately. Every time we go out into the garden, we are reminded that the food that we grew with such pride through the summer is melting away into pockets of rot. When Thanksgiving has passed, we are here to tell you th
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Ontario Region 3
A winter that’s colder and drier than normal is likely in store for northwestern Ontario. The central and eastern parts of the province look rather stormy, especially during the first half of the season. Overall, for central and eastern Ontario, the
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Raise the Roof!
When we look at century-old barns in Ontario, it’s a wonder how they built these massive structures without any kind of modern machinery we take for granted today. Well, they did, with just hand tools, rope, horses and community strength, especially
Harrowsmith1 мин. чтенияNature
Barn Birds
These are the most widespread species of swallow in the world. They commonly reside it the rafters co' barns. They make cup-shaped nests of mud and grass. which they attach to a wall or ledge. With a nice flying swoop they feed on flying insects. B
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Mailbox
Dear Ms. Torti, My name is Edna Juffermans and I am writing to you in regards to the Yukon Gold story (“No Small Potatoes,” Spring 2020). Mr. York von Sivers needs to hear a few more details about the Yukon Gold story. Yes, it did land Dr. Johnston i
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Everything’s Coming Up Roses in Alberta
When it comes to perennials, roses are the workhorse of the garden. Not only do they add beauty, form and structure, but they also provide us with high-value nutrition, and they are tough! There is a rose for every garden and every gardener—you just
Harrowsmith3 мин. чтенияEarth Sciences
The Prairies Region 4
Similar to last winter, the eastern Prairies should see a persistent cold Arctic flow though most of the season while areas farther to the west should be closer to seasonable, aided by a number of chinook events. Frequent early storms through Alberta
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Working From Home, From The Homestead
Working from home has its own set of challenges, but even so, the positives far outweigh the negatives. Remote work from a homestead or farm can bring a family together, build resiliency and provide many streams of income. Whether you are just beginn
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Trying To Be More Like Dexter
Family dinners had become a rarity over the past few years, but the national emergency brought them back with a rush. There were lots of questions and very few answers to offer at that point, but my wife said very firmly that the most important thing
Harrowsmith5 мин. чтенияOccult & Paranormal
Miscellany A Whole Bunch Of Stuff About A Whole Bunch Of Stuff
Based in British Columbia, the Hardbite team is dedicated to designing the ultimate snack experience and was on the GMO bandwagon long before the buzzword buzzed. These chips are all natural, just like the landscape that the company is inspired by. H
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Here to Use Are R Some osehips Ways
Rinse, cut in half, and scoop out tiny hairs and seeds. Place in single layer on tray. Dry in oven on lowest setting for a few hours, or use a food dehydrator. Store dried hips in glass jar in a cool, dark place. Rinse, then remove tiny hairs and see
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British Columbia Region 5
A rather mild winter is expected. The southern half of the province should be drier than normal, with more sunshine than usual. Only the northern third of the province should see an active storm track bringing some rainy and snowy events through the
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Hay Is For Horses
When I sent an inquiry to Harrowsmith’s request for writers, I simply shared a brief history about my experience living in the country, across the Canadian Prairies, for a total of nearly 25 to 30 years. I have also lived in the city for about 15 to
Harrowsmith1 мин. чтенияAutomotive
Tractors Through The Years
Waterloo Gasoline Traction Company built this tractor in 1914. John Deere bought out Waterloo in 1918 and used this popular two-cylinder format for many years. In 1945 Henry Ford's 28-year-old grandson, Henry ll. took over the cunt any, which was l
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Bookshelf
Like many, Jon Krakauer’s Into Thin Air (1997) was my introduction to Everest and its inexplicable temptation. Sharon Wood takes us back a decade, to the spring of 1986. This is 10 years before the disastrous climb resulting in eight deaths that Krak
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