Visits From The Neighbourhood Deer

The area that I now live in, was not that long ago, fields, forest and a scattering of farms. When Music Man and I, more than 30 years ago, moved here from a neighbouring city, this community had a population of a little more than 10,000.  There was still acres and acres of dense forest and sprawling fields. Since we moved here, homes have popped up left, right and centre and we now live in a suburban community, with a population of roughly 30,000 residents. While the building lots are fairly … [Read more...]

Feel Immune to Being Homeless? Don’t Be So Sure!

Are you immune to being homeless?  Do you feel you and your family will never suffer the dangerous and demoralizing plight of knowing each night you do not having a roof over your head, food to eat or a bed to sleep in? Unfortunately, we should not be feeling so smug and certain. Let's face it, no one grows up dreaming of a life on the mean streets of some town or city.  However, the reality is, many of us are a job loss, physical or mental illness, disability, domestic abuse victim, or … [Read more...]

What Type of a Person Could Horribly Abuse a Tiny Kitten? {With an Update}

What type of a person could abuse a tiny little kitten that weighs less than 4 pounds?  Is it a power trip? Yes, you must be very strong and powerful to beat a kitten, how does that make you feel?! Is it a control issue? Yes, you are the boss when you kick a little cat or kitten, how does that make you feel?!  Is it just pure hatred?  Yes, you think you are a superior person when you kick, throw and beat a tiny defenseless cat or kitten, how does that make you feel?! … [Read more...]

10 Tips for a Greener Fall (and Winter) {Living Green}

Photo credit - Muffinman 71xx (CC) I've been searching the web for some green tips for the fall and have come up with 10 great tips to share: … [Read more...]

Our volunteer shoreline cleanup! {Living Green}

The last few weeks I have been blogging a lot about the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. This past Sunday "I put my money where my mouth is", so to speak.  Along with several awesome volunteers I took on the task of cleaning a local shoreline along the Gondola Point Beach. The funny thing is, at first glance the beach appeared quite pristine, however, once we started looking near the fringes of the sand we discovered quite a few unsavoury items. Here is the lengthy list from our … [Read more...]

How to Barbecue a Safe Burger

Many of us will be barbecuing in the upcoming summer months; steaks, chicken, fish, pork and lots of hamburgers.  Did you know, eating undercooked ground beef  may result in a type of food poisoning commonly referred to as hamburger disease? The medical name for hamburger disease is Haemorrhagic Colitis. This disease is a type of food poisoning caused by a bacteria called E.coli 0157:H7. Also known as just E.coli, it can be found in many foods including meat, and especially in ground … [Read more...]