Welcome to maggie_j's Member Page
I am a country girl aged 59 whose birthplace (Scarborough, Ontario, Canada) was swallowed up by the big bad city (Toronto). I’ve been homesick ever since...until 2001 when I bought a house and 32 acres in the Quinte region of Ontario. Not so far from where my mother and her ancestors were born and raised, so in a sense this has been a homecoming for me.
I love country life but I must make this place work for me too. I am very creative - I write, paint a little and hand-craft beautiful antique-style teddy bears. I have completed a children’s novel, The Bears of Bluebell Wood, which is now making the rounds of publishers and am hard at work on an historical novel set in Hastings County, just north of where I live.
I share this enterprise with my friend and partner Brian. We keep a small flock of Dominique chickens, Pilgrim geese and rabbits. I also grow herbs, vegetables and perennials. I’d like to expand our projects to include a couple of dairy goats and a pig or two for the freezer. I am particularly interested in heritage plants and livestock as well as time-honoured country skills.
I live in: CA
My zone is: z5 Ontario
My favorite forum 1 is Farm Life.
My favorite forum 2 is Homesteading.
First registered on May 30,2003.