Life’s Little Necessities

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New ideas for South Pond have brought with them a new reality: the need for permanent washrooms. (Let's face it--port-a-potties are many things, but pleasant isn't one of them.) So,…

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Follow the Yellow Brick Road!

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We've had an exciting time of it recently as South Pond hosted the hopefuls vying to be chosen as Dorothy in an upcoming Toronto production of The Wizard of Oz.…

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The Swallows of Summer

As we restored the barn, I had no problem getting rid of stray nails and rotten boards. What I couldn’t get rid of was the population of pigeons, swallows and…

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Striking a Cord… or Eight

Trying to heat a drafty farm house with wood is nearly impossible. Well, you can do it, but parts of the house will be cozy and lovely, while other parts…

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Greetings From the Hills of Bethany

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After nearly two years of welcoming you with “Greetings from Pontpool!”, my friends have suggested that I change my salutation to “Greetings from the hills of Bethany!”, as that is…

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A Love Story from Pontypool

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My daughters and I escaped the city and moved to the rolling, wooded hills near Pontypool six years ago. Our farm is removed from many things, but close to everything…

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