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Bit Of History Becomes Tea House

Mill Pond Tea House’s name is derived from the pond on the Little Saskatchewan River which runs through Rapid City, Manitoba. In 1878 the residents decided they needed a grist mill and a sawmill so they built a dam to form a pond to have the river water run the water wheels required for the

Photography FromA To Z

A student was having troubles forming the shapes of letters so I invented a game to find letters among the desks and chairs in the classroom. – DAVID MATTHEWS David Matthews has spent his entire career in photography including photojournalism and industrial commercial photography. A to Z Illusions is another extension of his creativity. Over


One Sweet Home-Based Business

HONEYBEE FACTS Honey is the only food that includes all the substance necessary to sustain life including water. A hive of bees must fly 5,000 miles to produce one pound of honey. To make honey, bees drop the collected nectar into the honeycomb and then evaporate it by fanning their wings. Honeybees collect nectar from

Write Down Your Farm’s History

I’m hoping this article will encourage people to record the history of their farms as so much is being lost. It is estimated Canada is losing 1,000 farmers a year which is causing a serious problem of rural depopulation. As our son demolished a home from 1918 which sat next to his new home, memories

Hagbag Junkets — a dream come true

Tanis Hargreaves and Patty Lawson, two farm women who happen to be sisters, joked six years ago they should buy a bus and start Canadianoriginated tours. In 2003 the entrepreneurial dream of these ladies came true. “When we saw a bus advertised in the paper, we joked about buying it but we procrastinated too long