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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Girls, this is why we live here!

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This is why I moved to the country. On so many occasions (too many my daughters might think!) - when the moon is just so, the light reflects magically on…

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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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Saying “I Do,” Country Style

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South Pond is in full bloom! All weddings are beautiful in their own way, but this year's first was particularly special. Broc and Mandy were married on May 26 in…

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Open… Barn?

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Several were invited. About 25 were hoped for. More than 100 showed up. The recent open house (or is that "open barn"?) at South Pond was a wonderful chance to…

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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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