Diane and Ed Ewing have had this garden for 36 years in the Village of McKellar, Ontario. Their home borders the Lake, Lake Manitouwabing.. A photo of their home was taken from their dock, The work that one takes on, when one takes on a garden, is FULL TIME. Diane does the preserving of the produce and Ed is instrumental in the planting and care of the garden, however Diane is proud of her Zinnias and other flowering plants. (The photographs of their property are below).
Dale and Bob Woolner have been tending to a garden for an equally long period of time; actually they are just carrying on from Robert’s parents, who tended the garden for a much longer period of time. This is a Heritage Site now; it is a field stone farm-house, an 8 acre property boasting over 1000 planted Ash trees, it is proximal to the Grand River. The Woolner Home is on Zeller Road ( Kitchener). It was a struggle to keep their land, as housing developments surround the property now…even a bridge has been built over the Grand River, downstream from their barn.
I have one thing to add: The Good Earth , written by Pearl Buck is a timely work, a work that takes us to a land that is farmed by many generations… and reveals that we are here for only a short struggle … with the EARTH