Between today and Saturday, my genealogy column, Roots to the Past, is available in the following Atlantic Canada newspapers:
Tuesday: The Kings County Record (Sussex)
Wednesday: The Lunenburg County Progress Bulletin
Thursday: The Western Star (Corner Brook)
Saturday: The Citizen (Amherst)
Saturday: Times & Transcript (Moncton)
Title: Living Like an Ancestor
Snippet: About fifteen months ago, I began on the path to a more self-sufficient life style. It was a journey both of self-discovery and of learning. I searched the Internet for information on animals and plants—ones small farms raised a hundred years ago—and for locations to buy these things.
My philosophy from the beginning was to seek out plants and animals which not only thrived in Atlantic Canada’s environment but also had been around for a century or more. These species would need less intervention to produce, ultimately saving money, time and frustration.
As I planned for my first summer as a farmer, I wrote down a few things I could produce in our short growing season that would reduce my need for the grocery store. By the time October arrived, my dependency on large food chains reduced a wee bit. Granted, it was only a wee bit, hardly noticeable. I no longer needed to buy eggs or onions, and had a supply of potatoes for two months.
. . . To read more, pick up one of the above noted newspapers.