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Coping With COVID-19: The Value of Horse Therapy

Coping With COVID-19: The Value of Horse Therapy

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us have felt an ongoing sense of anxiousness or have been overwhelmed trying to keep up with the directives and guidelines that seem to be changing at a rapid pace. Now with the second wave officially declared in Ottawa and confirmed positive cases on the rise, our nerves may ...
Markets and Orchards and Farms, Oh My!

Markets and Orchards and Farms, Oh My!

Most busy families create schedules and routines to coordinate all the demands of kids, work and school. Since our world changed last March, many have found schedules to be much less stressful because COVID-19 cancelled school, work and events. There were no hockey or dance practices, no birthday parties, no extracurricular anything, and no commutes.  ...

Creating a Home Workspace for Everyone

It is a whole new COVID world out there and throughout this long crisis, many of us have come to recognize that our homes have become our safest haven.  We have all, collectively and individually, learned to adapt in new ways to a global pandemic, including working and going to school from our living room. ...
Bringing Your Garden Indoors

Bringing Your Garden Indoors

Lady Byrd Johnson said that ‘where flowers bloom, there is hope.”  Now that the chill in the evening air hints at inevitable winter, this is the time to plan the indoor garden.  Why?  Because flowers really do bring hope for the middle of February and we will soon be aching to remember the warmth of ...
Making The Most Of Your Staycation In Ontario

Making The Most Of Your Staycation In Ontario

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people have been left with cancelled plans and open calendar dates to fill with family fun activities. As there are still many restrictions on domestic and international travel, this is the perfect opportunity to take advantage of a “Staycation” and put aside any unused funds for future savings. ...
Time to Buy a Cottage

Time to Buy a Cottage

The last several months have been a real challenge for all of us. The combination of the COVID -19 virus and uncertain economic times have been incredibly stressful. Fortunately, we are winning the fight against the virus, the economy is opening up, and people are getting back to work. During the last few months, many ...

OPEN FOR BUSINESS: Garden Centres in Ottawa Are Now Essential!

This springtime in Ottawa has been anything other than ordinary for most people. Many of us are spending more time at home, away from friends, family, and social events. While for some, this has provided opportunities to complete projects around the house, declutter, organize Tupperware, and learn to fold fitted sheets, others have been eagerly ...
This Springs Outdoor Home Maintenance Checklist

This Springs Outdoor Home Maintenance Checklist

As the remnants of winter are slowly being swept away, the temperatures are rising, winter boots are making their way down to storage, sandals of all styles are lining closets everywhere and the shining sun is making for longer days of outdoor fun and play. Spring is here and in full force, which means it ...
Avoiding Lyme: Ticks are Coming

Avoiding Lyme: Ticks are Coming

  The mild weather is beginning, and as we all rejoice at the ending of winter, it is time to consider what this mild weather brings with it. The springtime thaw encourages the little menaces known as ticks, to make their way back out into the world. Ticks are a major carrier of Lyme disease ...
Winterizing Your farm

Winterizing Your farm

With the long and frigid days upon us, it’s important to start winterizing your barns and stables. Winterizing these structures is crucial to both the well being of your animals and outdoor equipment. It may seem daunting but it’s sure to pay off. Here are 5 steps to ensure you and your barn are ready ...
How To Boost Your Curb Appeal This Fall

How To Boost Your Curb Appeal This Fall

How To Boost Your Curb Appeal This Fall The cooler air is here and before we know it, the leaves will begin to change. Fall is a season of transition as we (and the world around us) prepare for the winter months ahead but this is no reason to assume that curb appeal doesn’t matter. ...
Summer Festivals

Summer Festivals

Summer Festivals Summer festivals are a great way to ensure you take full advantage of everything the season has to offer. The great thing about summer festivals, especially the ones in the west end of Ottawa, is that there is a large variety of events. This means, everyone is sure to find a festival that ...
Tiny Homes Provide Great Options for Homeowners

Tiny Homes Provide Great Options for Homeowners

Tiny Homes provide great options for homeowners      Tiny Homes can be a great addition for homeowners, especially those looking for an extra means of income. A tiny home, also known as a coach house, is a small free-standing apartment, detached from the principal dwelling but located on the same lot. Coach houses are intended to ...

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