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We’ve Moved – New Post Up

A few of our subscribers here haven’t made the move to our new blog site. There’s a new post up today! Don’t miss it; http://www.cammather.com/uncategorized/big-hard-sun-and-life-way-off-the-grid And while you are there, be sure to subscribe!

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Why I Cannot Listen to Puddle of Mudd

By Cam Mather I guess I’m superstitious. I never realized this until last month. Or maybe it started 10 years ago. Ten years ago my daughters and I were in the car, headed towards their high school in Napanee. After dropping them off, I was going to head to the city to see customers. The …

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Back to the Future – Freezing Zero-Carbon Corn

By Cam Mather North Americans just have no idea how much energy goes into getting food on our plates. If we did, we’d all walk around in a big grateful daze saying “Thank you farmers, thank you Jolly Green Giant, thank you cheap energy….” and never get anything done. I used the “Back to the …

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My Fifty Mission Cap

By Cam Mather I started a new trend for tourists in Kingston! Pretty soon everyone will be lining up to get their picture taken under “The Tragically Hip Way” sign. The Tragically Hip is a rock band from Kingston and I think you could say that they are one of Canada’s biggest, if not the …

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Measured Out in Coffee Spoons

By Cam Mather In my on-going “life as a song lyric” series, where I live vicariously through music, I was recently taken back to my suburban life. It was one of those “angry Cam” days when a whole series of things had me in a pissy mood… climate change/idiots & morons/May weather in March exposing …

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Art That a Philistine Can Appreciate

By Cam Mather I used to live in suburbia, in a bedroom community of Toronto called Burlington. I escaped as often as possible by going on camping and canoe trips. Sometimes I went with Michelle and my daughters, and at other times I headed off with my cousin Dave. Many of the beautiful places that …

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The Ponzi Scheme That is The Dollar

By Cam Mather Contrary to the impression I might have given you with my last blog post, I don’t actually watch TV all of the time. I’ve finally had some time to get caught up on reading because the garden is under snow. It’s one of my favourite parts of winter and the holidays. While …

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Just for Fun

Guest Post by Michelle Mather If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like around here this time of year, here’s a link to a video of all of us rockin’ around the Christmas tree.  You’ll see Cam and me and our daughters Nicole & Katie, as well as Katie’s fiance Dhruva. I sent this to my …

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LED Lights Save Christmas! (Again)

We have acquired quite a few new readers since last year, and so I have decided to repost this from last December. Needless to say, our off-grid home is “lit up like a Christmas tree” again this year, thanks to LED lights! ~ Michelle ~ By Cam Mather I love Christmas. What a great time …

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Velvet Revolvers Triumph Over Flying Squirrels

By Cam Mather This is the blog Michelle didn’t want me to write. It’s too personal. It exposes some of the negative details of life here at Sunflower Farm. Some dark corners of the human psyche are just left best left unexplored publicly. But explore and expose it I must, because it’s part of rural …

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