During this past week, many thousands of people, all ages, visited Waterloo Region in Ontario to attend the 2012 International Plowing Match .

This annual event covers acres of farmland for several days to showcase plowing talents plus a whole host of rural activities and products.

There was an intermittent occurrence of rain, but overall, the Match was a success, a chance for rural urban interchanges. Looking back at antique machinery, seeing beautiful Belgian horses in the field, colourful gourds and all sorts of agricultural goods on display made for a fun day. Walking the fields from tent to tent on a sunny autumn day just came as an added bonus.

Next year, if the International Plowing Match is in your area, check it out!


Green Bins in the News! Write on.

The community in which I live has a track record for progressive steps in waste disposal.

Green bins are an integral part of the garbage disposal issue.


Since the colourful bins arrived on our street over a year ago, our garbage can input has reduced considerably. Each week, it stands side by side with the blue bins. Overall the system is working.

I am puzzled by some people’s reluctance to embrace a program that works so well.

Waste disposal can become a part of green living. Placing food scraps & other appropriate items into a counter-top container is one option. Also, you can Green the Newspaper!  After reading your daily newspaper fold it into a compostable container for your indoor pail of material for the outdoor green bin. Eventually, this material that is picked up by the Waste Management trucks will become compost.

How great is that!

October 20 is National Day on Writing. Need a topic to discuss? You can write some thoughts about green bins!