I'm from the Ottawa area and that's where I'm living now. This spring I bought 120 acres near Merrickville with the intention of starting a homestead there. My first project is to build a yurt this fall so I'll have a shelter and can spend some real time on the land in the coming year. Anybody who might be interested in watching or participating in the building process is welcome to PM me. I've never built a yurt before, but have a modicum of handiness.
I suggest huckleberry pie. But the only thing on the gluten free menu is this tiny ad:
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