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Worried about Zika virus? Consider Muscovy Ducks

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With the advent of the Zika virus in Florida and elsewhere, folks may want to reconsider their attitudes about the quiet, mosquito-hungry Muscovy duck. These easy-to-keep, sociable creatures make themselves at home in a variety of environments, from city parks … Continue reading


48 hours… without power

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The recent storm brought freezing rain that coated roadways and weighed down tree branches and power lines. The result was multiple power outages throughout Cape Breton and Nova Scotia. We heat with wood, and cook with propane. In the past … Continue reading