Wild Hogs

In 2018, we brought the story of the feral pig invasion in Saskatchewan (The War on Boar) and now, this invasive species has shown up in large enough numbers in Alberta to ring alarm bells. Wildlife researchers call them Super Pigs — the invasive European swine that defied the odds and have thrived despite the …

Home Grown ~ How Does your Garden Grow?

By Terri Mason True story — this all started a few years ago. I’d never planted a real garden before, so you can just imagine the result when I decided to just wing it. When my vegetables started to come up, an old friend commented that “it looked like you planted your seeds with a …

Winter Feeding in Manitoba

By Terri Mason   This year is going to be extraordinary because there’s a drought absolutely everywhere. Personally, I think this year isn’t going to be the problem — it’s going to be next year. This year, we’ll manage. Next year, we’re going to have to reduce the herd to match the available feed. — …

Burn a Candle in the Window

We haven’t used candles as the main source of light for probably a century, yet the image of lighting a candle and placing it in a window is iconic. In truth, it was an act of defiance — and we can thank the Irish. From the mid-17th through the late 18th century, the British government …