HOME SCHOOLING: How We Do It Differently – Part II
Updated on January 13th, 2017
Last time I wrote about home schooling, I told you how I led my kids in learning while also keeping up with my work...
Q&A: How can I protect tools against rust?
Updated on April 11th, 2019
Q: My husband and I store power tools, hand tools and garden tools in our garage, and they're getting quite rusty I'm...
VIDEO: How to Freeze-Proof Household Drain Lines
Updated on December 30th, 2016
If you've got drain pipes that aren't completely protected from frost, you may have a huge problem waiting to happen...
An Outhouse, a Misunderstanding and Some Laughs
Updated on December 24th, 2016
I've come to realize that the ability to laugh is the most valuable home improvement skill of all, especially when...
Eavestroughs Don’t Cause Rooftop Ice Dams
Updated on June 18th, 2019
If you thought the life of an eavestrough was safe from prejudice, you’d be wrong All across the wintertime world,...
ENERGY EFFICIENCY: Open Cell vs Closed Cell Spray Foam
Updated on January 16th, 2017
Spray foam insulation is one of the most effective tools we've got for boosting energy efficiency in new homes and...
WINTER SURVIVAL: Home Ventilation Often Overlooked
Updated on December 10th, 2016
A few winters ago my wife, Mary, and I went for a walk, and she said something I haven't forgotten About 20 minutes...
SMALL TOWN LIFE: Ordinary People, Beautiful Music
Updated on December 8th, 2016
I was 22 years old when I decided to move from the suburbs of Toronto to make a life for myself on a 90 acre patch of...
THOUGHTS: What Ever Happened to Global Warming?
Updated on November 25th, 2016
I used to believe in man-made global warming, but not any more I can’t Inconvenient facts keep getting in the way...
Lessons Learned From an Old Roof
Updated on July 11th, 2020
A couple of autumns ago I climbed onto a small, deteriorating roof that I hadn’t walked on for 30 years The activity...