Got a great horned owl as a neighbour? Now that’s really a hoot!

You can recognize this powerful owl by his call. ‘Ho-ho-hoo-hoo-hoo.’  And no, he isn’t Santa Claus. Continue reading Got a great horned owl as a neighbour? Now that’s really a hoot!

Cod! The fish that changed the world

Ian Leatt
Foodie

Cod was the reason that European sailors braved the uncharted Atlantic all the way to North America. For the several hundred years of colonization, this fish was the mainstay of existence. Wars were fought over it, revolutions were spurred by it, diets have been based on it and the first settlers were driven by it. What did the Vikings eat in icy Greenland? Cod,  frozen and dried in the frosty air, then broken into pieces and eaten like hardtack. What was the staple food in medieval times? Cod!

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An Italian cemetery is worth a visit. It shows how the dead live on in the hearts and lives of their loved ones

When you visit a cemetery that is full of life with its plants and people, you visit another part of your life. What has happened to us that our cemeteries are so cold, with just a gravestone and a little pot to put flowers in?

By Donna Dawson Continue reading An Italian cemetery is worth a visit. It shows how the dead live on in the hearts and lives of their loved ones

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