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TERRY & ESTHER CHAMBERLAIN

WINTER EXPECTATIONS

I spent much of yesterday (November 6) digging out of a snowstorm.  Our driveway is fairly long and our parking area quite large, but I have never owned a snowblower. I proudly tell everyone I use a snow scoop and shovel because it’s good exercise, but it’s also because I’m cheap and have too many yard machines to store and look after already.

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HI-TECH ON THE HOMESTEAD

Ah, farming. The secret dream of many a fed-up city dweller: a simple, quiet, healthy life, working in peaceful harmony with nature. Well, before you make plans to follow that dream consider the following:

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ONE TERRIBLE JOURNEY FROM P.A. TO SNOWDEN

Rarely a month goes by without Esther and  I making three or four trips from our Smeaton home to Prince Albert. It takes 45-50 minutes each way. But let me tell you of a time it took two long, gruelling days to make that journey.

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HOW TO BE LEAN & MEAN

Are you the last of the big-time spenders? Or do you hang onto your dollar coins so tight the loon screams?

We Canadians, I would have to say, are not, in general, very thrifty. The standard of living of the average household, compared with the ones of my childhood and early adult years, is absolutely astounding. The size and grandeur of the houses and vehicles, the quantity of indoor and outdoor furnishings, appliances  and adult “toys” amaze me. And though I like to consider myself non-materialistic, I see that somehow over the many decades I have accumulated quite a pile of goods and chattels.

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Wednesday November 17, 2021