It’s rather apparent within my blog posts that I am a huge fan of classic rock music. I often say I was born into the wrong generation as I firmly believe rock music throughout the 70s, 80s and 90s is the pinnacle of the genre and likely won’t be matched, let alone topped anytime soon. … More Profile: Guns N’ Roses
I’m a tremendous fan of Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Andy Samberg has always been one of my favourite actors in Hollywood, and he does not disappoint in his role as Jake in the show, a hilarious and sometimes clueless detective in New York City in the 99th precinct. And, aside from being ridiculously funny, Samberg and the … More Brooklyn Nine-Nine: so much more than a comedy
Eggs are pretty fantastic when you think about it. Not only are they delicious and simple to prepare, but they further contain a multitude of nutrients that benefit the human body. And, they’re a whole lot more, according to ThinkEgg’s website. Eggs actually contain the highest quality protein you can buy, and egg yolks happen … More Let’s talk about eggs
In the scenario that you read the title of this post and asked yourself what the heck the entourage effect is, and how it correlates with CBD oil, not to worry. I was completely unfamiliar with the entourage effect as well, but thanks to an article originally published on Made By Hemp’s website, I have … More Here’s what you need to know about CBD oil and the entourage effect
Dogs are pretty great. They’re easily one of my favourite species of animals, and considering my family has always had a dog on the farm, I honestly struggle to imagine my life without one. My current dog, Jake, is my best friend. He and I have a bond that I’ve never shared with another animal … More How well do you really know your dog?
It seems to me that as of late, farmers have been the subject of unnecessary criticism and scrutiny. And, the longer I think about it, the more it becomes apparent that farmers have somewhat always been targeted for the profession they chose, one that we as a society depend upon tremendously. Recently, farmers and members … More Why are we villainizing farmers?
In working at Bonnieheath Estate, a lavender farm and winery, I’ve come to develop a relatively firm understanding of lavender. Prior to starting this job, I had some knowledge of this magical plant, but now that my knowledge has expanded, I thought I would offer a little lavender 101, if you will, in hopes of … More Lavender 101
An article from The Huffington Post caught my eye the other evening. Titled “Alabama Wants To Imprison Marshae Jones. Her Crime Was Being Shot While Pregnant,” I imagine it’s relatively simple to figure out why I was intrigued by the headline. The following excerpts are from the article: “Marshae Jones, a 28-year-old Alabama woman, is facing a manslaughter … More The implications of Alabama’s abortion law
I’ve been wanting to view Netflix’s Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile for quite some time now. Actually, I’ve wanted to see it since I initially saw the trailer for it, and while it may have taken a little longer than I would have liked to see it, I finally did. In case you’re unaware of what … More Film review: Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile
Cannabis is something that is often misunderstood, in my opinion. When most of us consider cannabis, we think of it being smoked, or consumed in a brownie or a gummy. But, in reality, cannabis can be used in a variety of dishes, and an article originally published at Foli offers up 15 different recipes using this delightful plant. … More Cooking with cannabis
When it comes to wine, whites are my jam. I’ve never been able to get into reds, and honestly, I’m not a fan of them in general. Prior to working at a winery, I never thought I would be writing a blog post with some white wine suggestions for the summer months, but here we … More Summer white wine essentials
Summertime in Southwestern Ontario can get pretty toasty. It can also be stormy, humid, or cold, depending on how Mother Nature is feeling on a given day. The weather here is a tad unpredictable. Fluctuations aside, when it is a scorcher outside, it can be difficult to stay cool. I thought it may be useful … More Beat the heat this summer with these tips
Cooking is something a lot of us fear, for many different reasons. Burnt entrees and failed desserts are just a few potential examples as to why someone may be intimidated in the kitchen, amongst other things. Good news, though; cooking doesn’t have to be complicated, especially when you have a few tricks on standby. I … More Here’s how to be a pro in the kitchen
If you’re someone who is considering using CBD extract, it can be a little overwhelming to determine which type is best for you. Luckily, an article originally published on Made By Hemp’s website outlines the main differences amongst CBD extract, making it a little simpler to figure out which one to go with. The four most common varieties … More Understanding different types of CBD extract
My sister shared an Instagram post with me the other evening from an account titled Humans of New York. If you’re unfamiliar with it, I highly recommend checking it out as it’s a great way to catch a glimpse of alternate perspectives towards a certain subject matter. This particular post, featuring commentary from a woman … More Happiness: a matter of perspective
If you read the title of this post and said to yourself, ‘what the hell is PCOS?’, you’re in the right place. And you’re definitely not alone in being unfamiliar with the acronym, hence the purpose of this post. PCOS, or Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, “is a hormonal disorder common among women of reproductive age. Women … More Why aren’t we talking about PCOS?
Dealing with conflict in the workplace can be a fickle thing. Depending on the situation, you may or may not be comfortable addressing conflict where you work because of where you stands in terms of employment, and further, where you stand with your employer. Addressing conflict in a professional manner doesn’t have to be daunting, … More How to handle conflict professionally
Here in Canada, there is quite a bit of political action happening as a result of the upcoming federal election. And, if you’re like most Canadians, you’re probably fed up with and feeling inundated with campaign platforms and propaganda. Even more so if you’re like me and are having difficulty visioning any of the candidates … More Where did all the good leaders go?
Bees are pretty incredible little guys when you stop to think about it. Their contributions to the environment and food production are remarkable, and with initiatives ever present to encourage us to save and conserve bees, I thought it would be interesting to do a little bit of research about our good friends. Here are … More Let’s talk about bees
If you’re a resident of Ontario, chances are you’re probably wondering what in the heck it is that Mother Nature is all in a dither over. I shouldn’t say Ontario specifically. The weather is wonky all across the country, and worldwide. From what I’ve gathered, most of us are rather fed up with the so-called … More Fed up with the weather? Think about the farmers
Eating disorders are very much the type of mental illness that affect us physically, in the long-run, far more than we may realize while dealing with the disorder itself. I dealt with a combination of Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia when I was in high school, followed by a bout of binge eating disorder while I … More The long-term effects of eating disorders
Soil health is of utmost importance to farmers. Contaminated soil presents a multitude of problems both in terms of crop production and environmental sustainability, therefore maintaining soil health is an absolute must. So, what can be done to reverse soil contamination? Well, for a farmer in Italy, hemp has done the job. An article originally … More Using hemp to purify soil
Keeping plants alive has never been my strength. My struggle to do so is perhaps surprising, considering my mom and sister are fantastic gardeners, and my dad, along with his experience with tobacco, ginseng, chickens and cash crop, was a tree farmer in the past with the help of my mom. You would think I … More Cursed with a black thumb? Try a Bella Palm
Controversial footage of cows and their calves being mistreated at Fair Oaks Farms in Indiana has recently gone viral. The footage depicts farm employees aggressively handling and, in some instances, beating calves and cows. Understandably, a lot of people are concerned. Although it was difficult to watch the footage, I did so to ensure I had … More Animal abuse: know your facts
When many of us contemplate the concept of cannabis use, health and wellness may not be the first thing that comes to mind. In fact, I would argue that many people associate cannabis with laziness and poor health, when in actuality, this simply is not the case. As stated in an article originally published at … More Can CBD contribute to a healthier lifestyle?
Environmental conservation and awareness is something that many of us have made a conscious effort to address and work towards on a daily basis. We’re (for the most part) fully aware of how aggressive climate change has become over the past few years, and, hopefully, we’re aware that it’s likely going to get worse. Joyful … More Getting green with hemp
I stumbled across an article recently from The Toronto Star that struck a nerve. I encourage you to take a look at the article, and further to hear me out. I’m not going to give a complete summation of the articles’ context, but, in short, it discusses yet another instance of foreign temporary workers being … More Advocating for foreign temporary farm workers
A few days ago, my boyfriend and I were conversing about all of the social media postings as of late regarding changes to abortion laws in the U.S. If you use social media, you’ve likely noticed the onslaught of individuals advocating their stance on abortion across all platforms. I said to my boyfriend that while … More Social media: communication channels or argumentative platforms?
Wine is something I’ve never really had much luck with. When I became of drinking age, I pretty well stuck with beer, and the odd cooler. Enter my gluten intolerance a few years later, and my beer drinking days came to an end relatively quickly. Coolers are fine for me to continue drinking, but often … More Don’t whine about wine
Weeds are not my friend. I doubt they’re anyone’s friend, really, but I’m really not a fan. You work to keep your luscious flowerbeds free of weeds, or perhaps your interlocking stone driveway, yet despite your efforts, these guys find a way to make a noticeable return. It really is quite frustrating. They’re relentless. I … More Here’s how to make your own DIY weed killer