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Christine Thomas

The Ants Came Marching…

Dec 20, 2012

I found them marching up the wall, under cabinets, inside equipment and even in the microwave. I couldn’t find where they had entered which frustrated me even more.

Herefords and Angus and Goats, Oh My!

Dec 5, 2012

Every morning I greeted the animals in the barns with hearty good mornings and told them how beautiful they all were.


Jul 9, 2012

I’m once again drawn into the false hope that maybe, just maybe, a plant will grow and produce bountiful proportions of vegetables.

The Barn

May 28, 2012

Do you have a barn? Does it have history? Tell me about it!

BUZZZZZZZ – It must be Spring!

Mar 17, 2012

The arrival of the red-winged black bird also signals the changing season.

Slowing Down

Jan 10, 2012

I hope you will all take the time to slow down. In life and on the road.

Running away from home

Nov 27, 2011

My dog insists on sleeping in the driver’s seat and we have a serious discussion about who’s driving.

Bohemically Speaking!

Oct 6, 2011

“You, you of all people, Miss I’ve-got-to-change-my-clothes… at the slightest blemish and everything has to be matching?”

Honey, there’s a porcupine in the house!

Sep 2, 2011

Slowly my brain started asking questions like, so who’s making the noise down there then?

Sounds of Silence

Aug 23, 2011

What is it about the country that evokes the most unbelievable deep sleeps, dreams and early morning rises?

My dog, Bruce, and Me.

Jul 11, 2011

Today is the first day I am able to think of nothing else but trees, birds, blue skies and my dog.

My Secret Life as a Poacher

Oct 29, 2010

Christine Thomas reveals her secret life as a poacher, “stealing” moments of joy from the country around her.

The Joy of Community

Aug 5, 2010

Christine Thomas reflects on the journey from city to country and the wonderful people met along the way.

Peeling Away the Layers of History

Jul 9, 2010

Christine Thomas knew a few people in Toronto. Then she moved to the country and acquired 100 neighbours and a home redolent with history.

Living with Mother Nature

Jun 9, 2010

Christine Thomas is learning to live with the weather. Her cardinal rule: pay attention to Mother Nature – and be prepared for anything!

The Comfort of “To Do” Lists

May 10, 2010

Christine Thomas takes the next step in the journey of making a life in the country. First up: make a To Do list. Then another. And another….

Moving Up to the Country

Apr 5, 2010

RED SQUIRREL MUSINGS — In her inaugural blog post, Christine Thomas shares her experience about moving up to the country.