By Danielle French

Life’s Little Necessities IV

Spring is finally… here? Well, at least the washrooms are at long last in their final stages. This has been an enormous project, bigger than I ever thought it would be. Certainly, we could have just put up a building with toilets inside, but given the beauty of the existing structures, that would have been the wrong approach.

Instead, I feel that they have become a work of art in themselves! The building still looks pretty simple, but inside tiles have been laid, sinks installed, chandeliers hung, and in the eyebrow windows there are tiny lights that create a beautiful subtle effect—a bit like candlelight in a window.

Today, the crew painted the outside. That may seem insignificant, but the colour was painstakingly chosen to help the building appear to be an older structure, as well as to highlight the copper of the eyebrow windows and reflect the colours that already exist: the guest cottage, Millie’s palace and the 100-year-old barn roof. In short, the colour is perfect. It’s hard to see in this photo, but it’s perfect

Now… let’s wait for warmer weather and grass!

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Danielle French - Ash Naylor Photography

About Danielle

Looking for a simpler way of life for her four daughters and herself, Danielle moved from Toronto to this farm in the Bethany Hills of Southern Ontario, and over time together with her family and her partner Shawn, restored the barn, the iconic heritage silo and the land.

Danielle loves to create unique settings and menus for the many events she offers at South Pond Farms, such as authentic farm-to-table gatherings, bread-making workshops, culinary classes, and weddings. Danielle’s vision is to inspire others to share her vision of a traditional life and way of cooking and to feel the sense of history on this beautiful land.  

Danielle was also the host of a television series called Taste of the Country

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