Notes from The Farmer's Daughter

Tanya Hammond shares stories that will inspire, educate and entertain.

Notes From The Farmer’s Daughter – Saving Ontario Barns

This week, I was feeling a little short on time and inspiration. I feared that I might not be getting a column in, that is, until I received an email from Kim Lulashnyk, Chairperson of the Newboro and Area Heritage Society. Kim told me about an upcoming presentation that she felt was right up my […]
  • February 16, 2024
  • 2 mins read

Notes From the Farmer’s Daughter – A Place to Call Home

A Place to Call Home is an excellent gift for those who live in, cottage and vacation in the area. Those who own a local shop in the area and are interested in carrying Lorie’s book are encouraged to contact her to help spread the word about life in Chaffey’s, a lovely rural community that is home to less than one hundred people during the winter months and between two and three hundred summer residents during the warmer months.
  • October 28, 2023
  • 3 mins read

Notes from The Farmer’s Daughter – Bountiful Harvest Stirs Up Memories

The other part of preserving that I find the most heart-warming is using recipes from family members or friends who are unfortunately no longer with us. I somehow feel connected to those whose recipes I use. Holding a paper, recipe card, or book, I know they took time to write on, with pen in hand, to ensure their recipe would be passed along to loved ones so their “special ingredients” or unique blend will never be forgotten affects me.
  • October 23, 2023
  • 3 mins read

Notes from the Farmer’s Daughter – Morton, From A Paddlers View

I recently had the opportunity to see our area, specifically the body of water accessed from the village of Morton, through the eyes of a canoeing enthusiast travelling from Ottawa. Karen Hurd, a canoe trip leader, instructor, and member of RA Canoe Camping Club in Ottawa (RACCC), kindly took time after a recent canoe camping excursion in our area to answer my questions.
  • July 25, 2023
  • 4 mins read

Notes from the Farmer’s Daughter – Introducing – Fine Lines Landscape and Design

I always like to highlight local businesses, but what is local? Some consider local to be the village or town they live in; others believe it to be their township or county. Many think provincial, “Ontario Fresh,” for example, and then there are those that ensure their purchases are Canadian Made, a vital factor to […]
  • May 17, 2023
  • 3 mins read

Notes from the Farmer’s Daughter – 2023 Greenhouse Car Rally Announcement

Event organized by Connie Zeran, Owner of Beyond The Arbour. An opportunity May 7th to get a sneak peek into eight local greenhouses, enjoy a farm-fresh lunch and learn from a flower farmer! ConnieZeran, Owner of Beyond The Arbour, takes great care in curating the annual Sneak a Peek Greenhouse Car Rally. This year’s event […]
  • April 26, 2023
  • 4 mins read