June 20, 2018



       Dreaming of life in the country?  Already living your country dream?

     Whether you are interested in having a hobby farm and surrounding yourself with chickens, goats and cows, running a charming bed & breakfast, growing giant pumpkins and prize-winning tomatoes or just enjoying life in the country...

     ...this is the place to get inspired, share ideas, find resources and enjoy living the good life.

Therapeutic knitting - Good news for knitters! The benefits of knitting go beyond creating a warm scarf for Uncle Bob or a cozy blanket for a sweet, new baby. More and more people are discovering that knitting can be therapeutic.
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On the farm: Spring is here!  The crops are all planted & haying has begun.  We are getting ready for our local fair - Ormstown Exhibition!  Daughter Emily will be showing her 4-H calf and I will be selling books and crafts and volunteering with the agricultural awareness committee.  Also a couple of our goats (Ginger and her kid, Nutmeg, will be volunteering in the Ag. Awareness area of the fair. 



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 Interesting Resource:    Start planning your garden check out Stokes Seeds to order flower, vegetable & herb seeds for your garden. They've been in business since 1881. www.stokeseeds.com







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Check out our July Newsletter to get some great barbecuing ideas, find a recipe for homemade lemonade (using real lemons :), get some flea market shopping tips and find out about some interesting historical living museums in Canada. July Newsletter 

Check out our January/February Newsletter to read about how to deal with a yucky cold, find a recipe for homemade chicken rice soup, hints for projects to help you through the winter months, a great book to help you with your veggie garden and more. January/February Newsletter


Check out our November Newsletter for a family favorite recipe - yummy beans, to learn about giving a handmade gift for Christmas, to find a list of Christmas movies & gift ideas and more neat stuff.  November Newsletter 

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Don't forget to fill your birdfeeders. 



Tip of the Week:  Store crispy and chewy cookies in separate containers. If stored together the crispy cookies will get mushy.


 Meet Jo, the My Country Dream official dreamer.


Stock up on butter when it goes on sale - you can freeze it for up to 6 months. (Best if stored in plastic containers).





 See photos from a small country fair held in Havelock, QC (Sept. 2009) on our Country Fairs  page.



 Remember to spend some time outside, even in the winter.