When I was a boy growing up on a farm in the 1950s, a farmer tilling his fields was typically driving at 25 HP tractor. Farmers today typically drive 400 HP tractors.
Once again this year I took note of how candy mania “feeds” the festive atmosphere of the annual Steinbach parade. By far the majority of persons lining the street were children on summer holidays accompanied of course by adult caregivers and a sprinkling of senior citizens.
David Dawson, a long time participant and supporter of the South Eastman Transition Initiative and frequent contributor to Rethinking Lifestyle, has passed away.
Your clothes want to be dry. You can wet them all you want but as soon as you spread them out, they’ll return to their natural state of humidity – the same as all the other items around them.
No doubt Canada is extremely dependant on oil. Ours is a cold climate, and we need to expend more energy than most countries just to keep warm.
The Federal Government wants to ban single-use plastic by 2021. We’ve all seen the pictures of the plastic waste – much of the waste is single use plastic.
Although most of us are not farmers, all of us eat. Many of us are gardeners. If we pause to think, we all recognize the importance of food production, and by implication should have an interest in how the food we eat is produced.
I’ve been reading A Real Plan to Protect the Environment, the plan the Conservative Party has just released. The plan is intended to conserve our environment, protect future generations from the effects of climate change, and make a real impact on global emissions reduction.
The lead off news story last Sunday evening was the power blackout covering all of Argentina as well as significant parts of Uruguay, Brazil, Paraguay and Chile.